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AFCON 2019: Foursome join Cranes’ camp in Abu Dhabi

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Defender Ronald Mukiibi (M) is one of the the 26 players in the cranes camp by June 5th, 2019 / Courtesy Image

Following the conclusion of their respective club football seasons, 26 players are in Cranes’ camp for continued residential training in Abu Dhabi ahead of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.

The recent players to have joined the Uganda Cranes’ camp include; Emma Okwi, Nicholas Wadada, Ronald Mukiibi and Robert Ondongokara.

To make up a 27man squad in Abu Dhabi, Mike Azira is expected to touch base from Major League Soccer outfit Montreal Impact in a few days from now.

Uganda’s defender Nicholas Wadada (L) tries to close down Taifa Stars player Happygod Msuvan when the two sides met at Namboole / Courtesy Photo

Uganda Cranes will play two friendly matches on June 9th against Turkmenistan and June 15th against Ivory Coast before they head to Egypt for their opening game against DR Congo on June 22nd

All the two International friendly Matches will be played behind closed doors according to sources from FUFA.

The 26 man squad in Abu Dhabi

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Ondongokara (Adama City, Ethiopia)

Cranes striker Emmanuel Okwi celebrates his goal against Cape Verde during the 2019 AFCON qualifiers / The Observer Image

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached), Ronald Mukiibi (Östersunds FK, Sweden)

Midfielders: Allan “Dancing Rasta” Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazahstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Farouk Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda), Kirizestom Ntambi- Coffee FC, Ethiopia), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC, Uganda), Sadam Juma (KCCA FC-Uganda)

Strikers: Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United, Sweden), Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)

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