AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes embark on preparations with residential camp

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Uganda Cranes kicked off preparations for the forthcoming AFCON on Monday with a residential camp at the Kabira Country Club, Bukoto.

19 players from the provisional squad are part of the residential camp that will take a period of two weeks.

There were two changes from the initially summoned squad where Disan Galiwango (Express FC) and Vipers’ Dan Serunkuuma replaced Brian Majwega and Joel Madondo respectively.

Madondo is currently undergoing trials at Turkish second tier club Ümraniyespor while Majwega was dropped citing disciplinary issues with the federation.

The Cranes will play two practice games on Thursday 23rd May – one against the COSAFA bound Cranes and the second one on 25th May with opponents not yet disclosed.

Sebastian Desabre will then name a group of 26 players on 21st May who will camp in Abu Dhabi.

The 26 will thereafter be trimmed to 23 who will compose the final squad to Egypt for the final tournament.

Uganda will play two friendly games one of which will be against Ivory Coast on 15th June before connecting to Cairo.

Uganda is grouped in Group A alongside hosts Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.

Players who reported to Camp at Kabira Country club and later trained at Mandela National Stadium, Nambole

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), James Alitho (URA FC),

Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town FC), Disan Galiwango (Express FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Awanyi Timothy (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Proline FC)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Churchill Brothers), Hassan Wasswa (unattached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC)

Forwards: Daniel Isiagi (Al Nassr FC- Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Juma Balinya (Police FC), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC), Dan Sserunkuma (Vipers)

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