As days draw closer to the Western region tour and CHAN 2018 Kenya qualifiers, the Uganda Cranes coach Sredejovic ‘Micho’ Milutin has stepped up the team’s training with two sessions on Wednesday both in the morning and evening at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Midfielder Shafik Kagimu is among the players summoned and training with the team ahead of the triple engagements on July 8th, 14th and 22nd 2017.
In an exclusive interview with www.fufa.co.ug, Kagimu expressed his delight for the call up to the National side and vowed to give in the best of his ability to impress the coach.
“Being part of the National team is a proud moment. Any footballer in the world would always wish to don the National team jersey. This is a great opportunity for my career.”
The stylish URA midfielder promised never to give up as he steps up in his efforts for the coach and technical team to keep considering him for the upcoming engagements.
Players in the vital stretching drills at Namboole on Wednesday afternoon
Training resumes on Thursday evening at Namboole before the team departs for Kabale on Friday morning.
The Uganda Cranes Tours are sponsored by Airtel and Nile Special.
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 (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), Brian Majwega (KCCA), Tom Matisko (KCCA)
Foreign based players:
Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Dennis Iguma and Murushid Jjuu