Uganda Cranes Heads to Saudi Arabia for CECAFA and World Cup Qualifiers Preps

Both U23 and senior Uganda nation teams flown out of the country to Saudi Arabia to embark on a training camp in preparation for the forthcoming CECAFA senior challenge cup 2021 and World cup qualifiers 2022. According to FUFA website reported that a contingent of 35 people ,including 25 players and 10 officials departed Entebbe international Airport at 11:00 pm to kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Source told us that the trip is funded by the Saudi Arabian Football Association and while there, the Uganda Cranes will play two games against the Saudi National Team (The Falcons) on 2nd and 5th July 2021. The team will be based in Riyadh. The training camp will help Uganda Cranes prepare for the forthcoming CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup due mid July and the FIFA 2022 World Cup-Russia Qualifiers that kick off in September this year. The team is under the guidance of coach Morley Byekwaso, assisted by Simeon Massa while Stephen Billy Kiggundu is the goalkeeping coach.

Enock Walusimbi of newly declared Uganda Premier League champions Express FC has been appointed the team captain.

Travelling squad

Goalkeepers:

Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Eric Kibowa (UPDF FC), Matovu Hassan Muyomba (KCCA FC),

Defenders:

Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers SC), George Kaddu (Wakiso Giants FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC), Kenneth Ssemakula (BUL FC), Magambo Peter (KCCA FC)

Midfielders:

Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Abdul Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Kyeyune Saidi (Unattached), Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (KCCA FC), Isma Mugulusi (Busoga United FC), Salim Abdallah (SC Villa).

Forwards:

Mukwala Stephen Dese (URA FC), Ivan Bogere (Wakiso Giants FC), Saddam Masereka (SC Villa), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC), Richard Bassangwa (Vipers SC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC), Derrick Kakooza (Police FC), Samuel Ssenyonjo (KCCA FC)

Officials:

Rogers Byamukama – Leader of Delegation

Morley Byekwaso – Head Coach

Simeon Massa -Assistant Coach

Stephen Billy Kiggundu-Goalkeeping Coach

Bashir Mutyaba – Team Manager

Emmanuel Nakabago-Team Doctor

Lawrence Bwanika – Media Officer

Samuel Mulondo -Kits Manager

Hamza Jjunju – FUFA Delegate

Sauda Babirye – FUFA Secretariat

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