2014 World Cup Qualifiers 

Saturday September 7, 2013

Senegal Vs Uganda – Marrakesh, Morocco

Uganda Cranes safely touched down at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey and checked in at the World of Wonders (WOW) Hotel where they will be accommodated during a four days training before flying to Morocco.

The Cranes left Nairobi in the wee hours of Monday morning with a contingent that included 17 players picked from the team that beat Botswana 3-1 in an international friendly on Saturday.

According to Cranes Media Officer Fred ‘Malibu’ Katende, the team arrived at midday and immediately checked in at the Hotel 10 minutes drive away from the airport.

On arrival at the hotel, Coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic took the team through simple drills to kill off the jetlag.

The team will hold its first training session monday night at 8.00PM at the Ataturk Olympic stadium and Micho explains that all sessions will be conducted under floodlights to acclimatize the players to the situation since the game against Senegal will be played at night.

Meanwhile US based duo of Mike Azira (Charleston Battery) and Kalungi Henry (Richmond Kickers), St. George pair of striker Robert Ssentongo and defender Isaac Isinde, Captain Andrew Mwesigwa who plies his trade in Kazakhstan and Portugal based William Luwagga Kizito are expected to join camp tonight.

AIK midfielder Martin Mutumba Kayongo and Iceland based Tonny Mawejje will link up with the team on Tuesday.

Uganda faces Senegal in the final group J game of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and must win to advance to the next stage while Senegal needs to avoid defeat.

As usual, we shall keep you posted on the developments. 

SQUAD IN CAMP AT THE MOMENT:

Goalkeepers: Robert Odongkara, Denis Onyango and Hamza Muwonge

Defenders: Nicholas Wadada, Denis Iguma, Richard Kasagga, Savio Kabugo, Godfrey Walusimbi and Joseph Ochaya

Midfielders: Hassan Wasswa, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Moses Oloya, Vincent Kayizzi and Brian Majwega 

Forwards: Frank Kalanda, Emmanuel Okwi and Hamis Diego Kiiza.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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