[/media-credit] Goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba having a light moment with Erisa Ssekisambu during the gym session

Uganda Cranes has resumed their preparations for the AFCON 2017 finals on Monday with Aerobic drills at Paradise Fitness Gym and ball sessions at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto.

A total of 27 players reported for duty as the team entered residential camp at Serene Suite in Mutundwe, the same hotel that was used before the final game in the qualifiers against Comoros.

[/media-credit] Isaac Isinde during the gym session Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

“It is good enough we have started early enough. It is so early to impress,” noted the head coach, Milutin Sredejovic.

“The good thing all the players in the country (except two) we expected reported for training,” he added.

Apart from midfielder Tonny Mawejje (lost antie) and defender Murushid Jjuuko (still recovering from head injury), all the other players around the country including former St George player, Isaac Isinde trained.

[/media-credit] Cranes players stretching after the session Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Training for the next days will be double session before the Christmas break only on the 25th December 2016.

Resources permitting, the team will fly out for two training camps in Tunisia and Dubai towards the start of the new year, 2017.

Players who trained on Monday:

Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan, Ismail Watenga

Defenders: Nicholas Wadada, Denis Timothy Awany, Rashid Toha,Dennis Iguma, Richard Kasagga Jjuuko, Shafiq Batambuze, Godfrey Walusimbi, Ronald Mukkibi, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Isinde, Joseph Nsubuga, Halid Lwaliwa,

Midfielders: Saddam Juma,Tabu Vitalis, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Kezironi Kizito, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda

Strikers: Geofrey Sserunkuma,  Shaban Muhammed, Derrick Nsibambi,  Yunus Sentamu, Idris Lubega,  Erisa Ssekisambu,  Paul Mucureezi

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

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