Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredejovic has released a team of 25 players for the Western region tour.
Western region hosted the first ever tour under the brand ‘Cranes Na Mutima‘ in 2014 at the Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara.
“Training commences on Saturday 9am at Mandela National Stadium .KCCA FC players have been left out because of their Confederation Cup engagement with their Club until the 7th after the game against Club Africain,” Micho said.
“Some foreign based players have been summoned to train with the team to prepare them for the World Cup qualifiers against Egypt in August and also add the seniority element to the young players,” Micho disclosed to www.fufa.co.ug
The last time the Uganda Cranes travelled on the regional tour was away to Kitara region at the Buhinga stadium in Fort Portal.
The national team won comfortably 3-1 with the goals coming from Emmanuel Okwi (2) and Nelson Senkatuka.
The consolation for the home side was scored by Beckam Musoki in the second half.
A record mammoth crowd watched the game also graced by the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo and many delegates.
These tours were initiated three years ago with great ambitions as bringing close the national team brand to the fans in the respective localities than at the usually know Mandela National stadium, Namboole.
Also, such tours help to rally special support for the Uganda Cranes, help to prepare the team ahead of the upcoming matches and in a way, they are a special plat form to show case talent that has not been known.
The tours are jointly sponsored by Uganda Cranes main sponsors, Airtel Uganda Limited and partners, Nile Breweries Limited under their brand Nile Special while Kibo Media are the event managers.
The regional tour matches are free of charge.
The full squad:
Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers), Saidi Keni (Proline), Tom Ikara (Kirinya/Jinja S.S)
Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers), Deus Bukenya (Vipers), John Adiriko(SC Villa), Martin Kizza (SC Villa), Savio Kabugo (Proline), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka)
Midfielders: Nicholas Kasozi Nicholas (Synergy), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Simon Sserunkuma (SC Villa)
Forwards: Milton Karisa (Vipers), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers), Nelson Senkatuka (Proline), Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa), Method Bassey (Mbarara), Shaban Mohamed (Onduparaka), Julius Malingumu (The Saints), Solomon Okwalinga (Synergy)
Foreign based players:
Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Aucho Khalid, Dennis Iguma and Murushid Jjuuko