Sun, 25th August: Cancer Race (At Kololo Independence grounds)

Sat 31st August : Build Up Match

Uganda Vs Bostwana (Gaborone)

7th Sept : 2014 World Cup Qualifier

Senegal Vs Uganda (At Marrakesh, Morocco)

Like a commander in chief of a professional army, his major task at hand is to plan for the next zone of operation. Both the surviving and fallen heroes are taken into consideration (recognized) way after the final mission is executed.

When the Cranes won her last 2014 World Cup qualifiers in June against Liberia and Angola, the mammoth crowds celebrated at the match venue, in pubs, hotels, homes and elsewhere. The Commander -in -chief of the Uganda Cranes team, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sedrojevic had less time to merry make.

He (together with the support technical team) immediately thought of the next opponent at hand, Senegal.

The Cranes has since then played one trial international build up against Egypt in El -Gouna (the Cranes lost 0-3 to the Pharaohs) and he is planning to take the Cranes players in a City Charity race (25th August), a second build up match against Botswana (August 31st) as well as a training camp in Istanbul, Turkey.

This has been the main package from the Serbian born tactician to the press during a Saturday press conference at FUFA house in Mengo-Wakaliga.

“Today, i am launching ‘operation Senegal’, we have a city race, a double training session, a friendly game against Botswana and a training camp in Turkey before the our match against Senegal next month”, Micho who sounded very confident said.

At the same forum, Micho announced a list of 30 players (both professionals and home based) that will embark on the preparations. The most notable name is midfielder, Mike Azira, who plays professional football in the United States Professional League with Charleston Battery.

This programme will also help some of the professionals (Emmanuel Okwi and Godfrey Walusimbi) who have been in the country since May 2013.

Mujib Kasule, the FUFA Vice President (Technical) highlighted of the detailed programme and thanked the government for the assistance pledged to facilitate the training camp.

“We chose a training camp in Turkey due to the proximity and similarity of weather conditions with Morocco. We want the players to acclimatise to such conditions in a record time”, Mujib explained.

Uganda Cranes play Senegal on 7th September in Morocco next month. The well attended Press conference was also witnessed by the Cranes team manager, Chrispus Muyinda, Assistant coaches Sam Timbe and Kefa Kisala.

THE FULL UGANDA CRANES PROGRAMME:

Sun, 25th August: Cancer Race (At Kololo Independence grounds)

Mon, 26th Aug – Thurs 29th Aug (Double training sessions)

Sat 31st August : Build Up Match

Uganda Vs Bostwana (Gaborone)

1st -5th Sept 2013: Training Camp in Istanbul, Turkey

7th Sept 2013 : 2014 World Cup Qualifier

Senegal Vs Uganda (At Marrakesh, Morocco)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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