Fifa World Cup: Cranes on mission to conquer Egypt Pharaohs 

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Some of the players (Dennis Iguma, Paul Mucureezi, Shafiq Kagimu and Nelson Senkatuka) enjoy the ball work session

Monday evening was business as usual for the Uganda Cranes team just hours after return from a successful CHAN 2018 qualification campaign.

This time round, the team is training in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia double legged group D matches against the Egyptian Pharaohs.

First, Uganda will host the opening leg on 31st August 2017 at the Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

The return leg will be held a few days later at the Arab El Borg stadium in Alexanderia City.

On Monday, twenty one players took part in the two hour session held at the outside training facility of the stadium.

Still, the diligent interim coaches Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba were in charge of the training.

Basena disclosed to www.fufa.co.ug that focus for the time being is on players’ physical fitness.

‘Our main focus now is on players’ physical fitness due to the respective league breaks’ Basena remarked.

He expects the foreign legion to reinforce the team as soon as possible.

On Tuesday, it will be a morning session at Mandela National Stadium starting at 9 a.m.

Players who attended the first training session:

Goalkeepers: Ismael Watenga, Said Keni

Outfield players: Denis Iguma, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Deus Bukenya, John Adriko, Isaac Muleme, Martin Kizza, Bernard Muwanga, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Shafic Kagimu, Paul Mucureezi, Milton Karisa, Simon Sserukuma, Moses Waiswa, Erisa Ssekisambu, Hassan Wasswa, Yasser Mugerwa, Nelson Senkatuka.

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