Tadeo Lwanga makes a tackle during a trial game against Kampala Region select team. He is part of the local stars on the team
Sebastien Desabre talks to the media at Lugogo

2019 AFCON Qualifiers, Group L

Sunday, March 24

Tanzania vs Uganda, National Stadium

Uganda Cranes contingent safely arrived in Cairo, Egypt via Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in the wee-hours of Monday. This was after a successful week long non-residential training at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo that climaxed with a trial game against Kampala Region Select which the Cranes comfortably won 4-0. The team is accommodated at Tolip Salfotsan Hotel in Cairo City, Egypt. “We traveled very safely and everybody here is in good state. We are ready for the mission ahead of us and make our fellow countrymen happy. It took us close to 6 hours of travel having connected from Entebbe to Ethiopia and then settled in Cairo at about 3am of Monday morning,” noted Hamid Juma, the leader of delegation upon arrival. The team training will resume on Monday March 18, throughout the week and the team will thereafter switch to Tanzania on Saturday ahead of AFCON Qualifiers game on Sunday. Joseph Ochaya, Emmanuel Okwi and Juuko Murushid all joined the team in Ethiopia while other missing players will join the rest in the course of the week, according to Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA Communications manager. Uganda Cranes tactician Sebastian Desabre has tasked players to make use of this camp and finish the qualifiers on a higher note.

Players in camp so far:

Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Timothy Awany (KCCA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Godfrey Walusimbi (Free Agent), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Free Agent), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers, Uganda), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA), Moses Waiswa (Vipers, Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA), Allan Okello (KCCA), Henry Patrick Kaddu (KCCA)

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