Uganda to take part in three-nation tournament in Niger

Uganda to take part in three-nation tournament in Niger
Sebastien Desabre, coach of Ugand

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday May 17, 2018. 14:00

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed that the national senior team, Uganda Cranes will take part during a three nation tournament in the West African country of Niger.

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre addressed the media and named the 23 man squad that will be used for the two international warm up matches coming up between 27th May to 3rd June 2018.

‘The main objective of this training camp is to have the players gel together in preparation for the four AFCON 2019 qualification matches between September and November 2018.’ Desabre noted.

Among the 23 summoned players for the two matches is Danish based winger Moses “Mo” Opondo who features at Vendsyssel Football Club.

Three years ago, Opondo paid a courtesy visit to relatives back home and held bilateral talks with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President, Eng. Moses Magogo.

The summoned players are expected to depart the country on the 26th May 2018.

Meanwhile, the FUFA Communications manager Ahmed Hussein informed the media about the latest updates concerning the Uganda U-20 national team (The Hippos) ahead of the return leg for the CAF U-20 qualifiers.

The team of 18 players and 6 officials will depart the country on Thursday early morning for Cameroon.

Goalkeepers:

Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Jamal Salim (Al Merreikh, Sudan)

Defenders:

Denis Iguma (Al Nabi Shayth, Lebanon), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Al Assiouty, Egypt), Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA, Uganda)

Midfielders:

Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Khalid Aucho (East Bengal, India), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel, Denmark), William Luwagga Kizito (CMSM Lasi, Romania), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Sabail, Azerbaijan – on loan from Standard Liege, Belgium)

Forwards:

Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Yunus Sentamu (Tirana, Albania), Edrisa “Torres” Lubega (Floridsdorfer, Austria), Muhammed “Jaggarson” Shaban (KCCA, Uganda)



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