Uganda Cranes head coach McKinstry demonstrates during training

International Friendly

Sunday, October 13

Ethiopia vs Uganda, Bahrdar  (4pm)

Uganda is set to take on Ethiopia an international friendly at the Bahir Dar Stadium in Bahrdar town this Sunday.

The new Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry is seeking a winning start to the job he acquired last month on a three-year deal.

According to McKinstry, the game will help him assess foreign-based players ahead of the upcoming AFCON 2021 qualifiers in November. “‘We have held a couple of good sessions in Ethiopia since our arrival on Friday. The players are in the best shape and ready for a great display,” noted McKinstry, who is assisted by Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, Fred Kajoba (goalkeeping coach), McCarthy Alexander Michael (fitness coach), Emmanuel Nakabago (team Doctor) and Frank Bumpenje as the kits Manager. Only two players are locally based; Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC) and Kirizestom Ntambi (Wakiso Giants).

The local-based players were left out due to the upcoming CHAN 2020 qualifier return leg at home against Burundi next weekend.  They will however be considered for the AFCON

qualifier next month, according to the Northern Ireland tactician.

Squad: Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Timothy Denis Awany, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Ronald Brian Ddungu Mukiibi, Isaac Muleme, Allan Kyambadde, Kirizestom Ntambi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Tadeo Lwanga,  William Kizito Luwagga,  Murushid Juuko, Bevis Mugabi Kristoper Kizito, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Abdu Lumala, Henry Patrick Kaddu, Milton Karisa, Moses Opondo, Derrick Paul Nsibambi, Allan Kayiwa

Officials:

Head of Delegation: Juma Marjan Abdul Hamid

Head coach: McKinstry Jonathan Brian

Assistant Coach: Charles Livingstone Mbabazi

Team doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago

Kits manager: Frank Bumpenje

Goalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba

Media officer: Farid Mpagi

Fitness coach: McCarthy Alexander Michael

Coordinator: Paul Mukatabala Nantulya

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