Uganda Cranes assistant coach, Moses Basena is impressed by the level of enthusiasm exhibited by all the players of the CHAN residential camp at the FUFA technical center in Njeru.

After four training session, Basena who is the assistant coach to the Serbian born tactician, Milutin Sredojevic is left awed by the level of dedication from the playing staff.

The former Uganda Cranes international told Kawowo Sports;

Every player has been enthusiastic and ready to play. You could easily depict there is a healthy competitive spirit amongst the players as each targets a slot on the final team.

The former Simba, SC Villa and URA F.C head coach also noted about the team bond right from the CECAFA tourney in Ethiopia.

We have the right team chemistry since the CECAFA tournament that we won in Ethiopia. We shall definitely build on the CECAFA victory. We set the standards and urge the players to maintain the consistence.

The team conducted their fourth non-residential training on Tuesday with gym drills at the Paradise Fitness center (on Acacia Mall) and work outs at the KISU International School in Bukoto.

Residential training commences on Tuesday evening at the FUFA technical center in Njeru before the final team is named in the next 48 hours.

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.

Team that trained Tuesday, 5th January 2016:

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), Yesseri Waibi (SC Villa), Hassan Wasswa Dazo (KCCA F.C), Shafiki Bakaki (Vipers S.C), Sadat Kyambadde (Police F.C), Timothy Awani (KCCA F.C), Dennis Okot (KCCA F.C), Richard Kasagga (URA F.C), Benard Muwanga (Bright Stars F.C), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA F.C)

MIDFIELDERS: Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa), Kezironi Kizito (Vipers S.C), Rahmat Ssenfuka (Police), Francis Olaki (Soana F.C), Martin Kizza (SC Villa Jogoo), Ivan Ntege (KCCA F.C), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA F.C)

STRIKERS: Robert Sentongo (URA F.C), Geofrey Sserunkuma (Lweza F.C), Frank Kalanda (URA F.C),  Edris Lubega (Proline Soccer Academy), Nelson Ssenkatuka (KCCA F.C),  Ceasar Okhuti (Express F.C), Faruku Miya (Vipers S.C), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers S.C).


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.

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think