Uganda Cranes: AFCON bound Team Off To Abu Dhabi

Uganda Cranes contingent has left the country for another camp in Abu Dhabi ahead of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

This is intended to fine tune the side and acclimatise with the weather which is similar to that in Egypt.

The team started their residential camp three weeks back at Kabira Country Club.

Nevis Mugabi (left) and Timothy Awany. FUFA

“The team looks in shape,” said Cranes captain Dennis Onyango before the team left. “The last weeks have been held to improve on our fitness level but travelling to Abu Dhabi is another step for us to acclimatise with the weather to work harder on our play and of course organise ourselves to get the right combination for the team and fight for the nation.”

Hassan Wasswa and Dennis Onyango.

Uganda qualified to play in AFCON which is set in June in Egypt and are in group A alongside the hosts, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.

The Contingent:

14 players: Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Mugabi Bevis, Muleme Isaac, Aucho Khalid, Taddeo Lwanga, Kyambadde Allan, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Waisswa Moses, Murushid Juuko

The coaches

15 more players will fly to Abu Dhabi to join the group that started its journey from Kampala

Leader of Delegation -Mr. Issa Magola

Head coach: Sebastien Desabre

Assistant coach: Mathias Lule

Goalkeeper coach: Fred Kajoba

Team Doctor: Dr. Ronald Kisolo

Physiotherapist: Dr. Ivan Ssewanyana

Media: Ahmed Hussein

Physical Fitness trainer: Jerome D’Antonio

Kit Managers: Lawrence Kizito and Ayub Balyejusa



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