CHAN 2016 Rwanda:

16th January – 7th February 2016

Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredojevic has further released four players as the national team entered residential camp at Njeru on Tuesday evening.

The released four players are defenders Shafik Bakaki (Vipers Sports Club) and Sadat Kyambadde (Police F.C) as well as strikers Proline’s teenager Edris Lubega and Nelson Ssenkatuka of KCCA F.C.

To join team in Njeru:

Jinja based trio of Richard Wandyaka (Jinja Municipal Council Hippos F.C), Milton Karisa (BUL F.C), Andrew Basoma (Sadolin Paints) will join the team at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.

Uganda is in Group  D alongside Mali, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Closed door Friendly Matches:

Two friendly matches have been programmed for the Cranes against Gabon and Cameroon  on Sunday, 10th January and Wednesday, 13th January 2016 respectively at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru.

Players in Camp:

GOALKEEPERS:  James Alitho (Vipers S.C), Ismail Watenga (Vipers S.C) and Mathias Kigonya (Bright Stars F.C)

DEFENDERS: Joseph Nsubuga (Bright Stars F.C), Isaac Muleme (SC Villa), Hassan Wasswa Dazo (KCCA F.C),Timothy Awani (KCCA F.C), Dennis Okot (KCCA F.C), Richard Kasagga Jjuuko (URA F.C), Benard Muwanga (Bright Stars F.C), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA F.C)

MIDFIELDERS: Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa), Kezironi Kizito (Vipers S.C), Francis Olaki (Soana F.C), Ivan Ntege (KCCA F.C), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA F.C), Andrew Basooma (Sadolin Paints), Milton Karisa (BUL), Martin Kizza (SC Villa Jogoo)

STRIKERS: Robert Sentongo (URA F.C), Geofrey Sserunkuma (Lweza F.C), Frank Kalanda (URA F.C), Ceasar Okhuti (Express F.C), Faruku Miya (Vipers S.C), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers S.C), Richard Wandyaka (JMC Hippos F.C)

CHAN Groups:

A:Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Gabon
B:DRC, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Angola
C:Tunisia, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria
D:Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Mali

Cranes’ fixtures:
January 19:Uganda vs. Mali
January 23: Uganda vs. Zambia
January 27: Uganda vs. Zimbabwe

Build-up matches
January 10:Uganda vs. Gabon
January 13:Uganda vs. Cameroon

* Related stories:
– CHAN 2016 Referees: 34 referees named for tournament

Goalkeeper Kigonya joins Uganda Cranes CHAN team

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

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