Uganda Cranes goalkeeper named in squad for CAF Confederation Cup semi-final

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Robert Odongkara is among the Horoya AC squad that is currently in Casablanca, Morocco ahead of the anticipated CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals.

Odongkara was among Horoya’s 52-man contingent that safely landed in Morocco on Thursday and had their first training session on Friday.

The lanky Ugandan shot-stopper has primarily been serving as the club’s second-choice goalkeeper behind first choice Moussa Camara.

Odongkara was limited to only one appearance as Horoya beat Satellite FC 3-2 in the Guinea Premier League on last year’s Boxing Day.

Horoya Athletic Club are the only sub-Saharan club left in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup and will face Egypt’s Pyramids FC on Tuesday 20th October 2020 at the Stade Mohammed V. in Casablanca.

Odongkara (yellow) during the Friday training session in Morocco (Photo/Horoya AC)

The Guinea champions are also the only unbeaten side among the four semi-finalists and have only conceded two goals.

To reach this stage, Horoya beat Nigeria’s Enyimba FC 3-1 on aggregate in March before the tournament was suspended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The other semi-final duel will be against Moroccan sides Hassania Agadir and RS Berkane at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on Monday 19th October.

The final will be held in Rabat on Sunday 25th October.

Horoya will start new life with legendary Burkinabe striker Aristide Bance who left the club in July aged 35.

The club will have six more players join the squad from respective national duty on Saturday 10th October at 10 pm. These are Boubacar Samassekou, Ibrahima Aminata Conde, Baffour Sebe, Héritier Makambo, Ocansey Mandela and Moussa Camara.

The squad in Morocco
Goalkeepers;
Robert ODONGKARA, Abdoulaye KANTE.

Defenders;
Mohamed Lamine FOFANA, Godfred ASANTE, Mbemba CAMARA, Aboubacar Gal CAMARA, Abou Mangue CAMARA.

Midfielders
Brefo MENSAH, Morlaye SYLLA, Sekou CAMARA

Forwards
Douda CAMARA, Boniface HABA, Simeon BOLAJI, Sekou KEITA, Alseny CAMARA, Enock Atta AGEY.

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