Museveni eyes World Cup as Cranes fly to Egypt

Cranes players at Entebbe airport

A strong 34 man Uganda Cranes delegation departed for Egypt from Entebbe International Airport on Sunday early morning at 4 a.m aboard Egypt Air.

All the players and officials on board have the strong belief of pulling off a great performance away from home.

Uganda Cranes players and officials check in with the immigration at the departures zone of Entebbe International Airport

Head coach Moses Basena disclosed that all the players are physically and psychologically fit enough and expects a brave performance away from home come the return leg.

“We have left for Egypt with very high hopes of a good performance. Playing away from home is completely a different setting but we are ready for the battle” Basena told at Entebbe International Airport.

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FUFA Executive committee member Hamid Juma is the head of delegation.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo also travelled with the team to the North African Country for the match that will be relied live on 102.1 FUFA f.m.

The national team defeated Egypt 1-0 at Namboole stadium in Kampala.

While congratulating them, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, told the Cranes that qualifying for World Cup was a possibility they can achieve.

“I congratulate the Uganda Cranes on their deserved victory over the Pharaohs of Egypt this evening at Mandela Stadium, Namboole.”

He added: “With determination, qualification for World Cup is possible.”


Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Ismail Watenga, Benjamin Ochan

Other Squad Members: Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Hassan Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi,  Joseph Benson Ochaya, Bernard Muwanga, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, William Luwagga Kizito, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme and Geoffrey Serunkuma.

FUFA President-Eng. Moses Magogo

L.O.D: Hamid Juma-Executive Committee Member

Technical: Moses Basena, Matia Lule, Fred Kajoba, Ibrahim Sekagya

Medical Team: Dr. Ronald Kisolo, Ivan Ssewanyana (Physiotherapist)

Team Coordinator: Muyinda Cris-

Communications Manager: Ahmed Hussein

102.1 FUFA fm commentator: Abu Zikusooka




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