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Cranes-Dubai Training Camp; 40 Set To Depart Today

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By: Kayiira Jackson

A delegation of 40, players and officials set to fly to United Arab Emirates (Dubai) on Sunday 04th October 2020, 5PM to be specific.

The contingent that is going to spend 10 days in Dubai Camp as Cranes prepare for 2021 AFCON qualifiers and the 2020 (to be held 2021) CHAN finals games will aboard Emirates Air.

The delegation Uganda Cranes tactician Johnathan McKinstry has 26 players and 14 officials and FUFA Executive Member, Ronnie Kalema going as the leader of delegation.

Jonathan McKinstry, Cranes head coach (photo credit: FUFA media)

“A number of players were unfortunately ruled out from consideration for the training camp due to Covid-19 travel restrictions applicable to them, or through injury. However the camp presents a great opportunity for a large quota of the foreign based players alongside the best players in the Uganda premier league to prepare for upcoming AFCON and CHAN engagements.” McKinstry told FUFA media.

All the local based players selected for the trip tested negative for COVID-19 as well as the officials.

Ronnie Kalema, Leader of delegation (Photo credit: FUFA media)

Uganda is to meet South Sudan in November in AFCON qualifier doubleheader.

Full Delegation:

Players

Goalkeepers:

Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Salim Jamal Magoola (Al Hilal Omdurman, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Joel Mutakubwa (KCCA, Uganda)

Defenders:

Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Alex Kakuba (Desportivo Cova De Piedade, Portugal), Elvis Bwomono (Southend, United, England), Nicholas Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Samuel Kato (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Patrick Mbowa (URA, Uganda)

Midfielders:

Shafiq Kagimu (URA, Uganda), Karim Watambala (Vipers, Uganda), Saidi Kyeyune (URA, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Erbil, Iraq), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers, Uganda), Jayden Onen (Reading, England), David Owori (SC Villa, Uganda), Bright Anukani (KCCA, Uganda)

Forwards: Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Alexis Bbakka (Umea, Sweden), Edrisa Lubega (Paide Linnameeskond, Estonia)

Officials:

Head of Delegation: Ronnie Kalema (FUFA Executive Committee member)

Johnathan McKinstry (Head coach), Abdallah Mubiru (Assistant Coach), Livingston Mbaabzi (Assistant Coach), Ibrahim Mugisha (Goalkeeping Coach), Alexander McCarthy (Fitness Trainer), Felix Ayobo (Sport Scientist), Emmanuel Nakabago (Doctor), Regan Innocent Baluku (Doctor), Samuel Mulondo (Kitman), Ayub Balyejusa (Kit man), Geoffrey Massa (Team manager), Paul Mukatabala (Team officer), Ronald Lusulire (Media Officer)

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