2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (Group E): Saturday, 12th November 2016

Uganda Cranes Vs Congo Brazzaville – Nelson Mandela National Stadium (4 p.m)

After a successful State Banquet held at Entebbe State House on Thursday afternoon, the Uganda Cranes team trained at St Mary’s College Kisubi play ground.

Though the ground was rather bumpy and decimated by dry patches, the team had no other option as they were time bound to travel back to Kampala.

[/media-credit] Ugnada Cranes coach Micho issuing directives in a training session in Kisubi Credit: Courtesy

Colorado Rapids holding midfielder, Mike Azira trained with the team for the first time since his arrival from the United States of America on Thursday morning.

According to the coach, Milutin Sredejovic, Azira looked fit but it was too early to judge him basing on the nature of ground they trained on and the limited time they had.

It is great to have Azira around. He is fit which is good news but it is to early to judge him because he is coming from a good play ground to completely poor surface facility (Kisubi). Anyhow, we shall see how he features in the last training session.

Missed training:

Two players Ronald Mukiibi and Dennis Onyango missed the Thursday training.

Mukiibi missed the session since he was in Kampala finalizing the paper work to acquire a national passport as Onyango who was at Kisubi is still recovering from an earlier injury suffered during the CAF Champions league final with South African club Mamelodi Sundowns.

SMACK students were happy to see the gangly goalkeeper as he engaged them in a lively talk session.

The team traveled to Kampala after the session to the Sky Hotel camp in Naaalya.

They are set for the last training at Mandela National Stadium starting at 3 p.m.

The players in camp:

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Salim Jamal Magola, Benjamin Ochan and Ismail Watenga

Outfield players:Mike Azira, Denis Iguma, Walusimbi Godffrey, Isaac Isinde,Murshid Juuko, Ronald Mukiibi , Shafic Batambuze,Godfrey Baba Kizito, Tonny Mawejje ,Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya ,Khalid Aucho , Faruku Miya, William Kizito Luwagga, Geoffrey Massa, Timothy Awanyi, Joseph Ochaya, Nicholas Wadada, Muzamil Mutyaba, Geoffrey Serunkuma and  Shaban Muhammad

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

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