Micho stretches with the players at Namboole stadium on Friday Credit: FUFA Media

Uganda Cranes Regional tours 2017 (Eastern)

  • Sunday, 19th March 2017:
  • Eastern Region Select Vs Uganda Cranes , 4:00pm
  • At Kamuli Town council play ground
[/media-credit] Milutin ”Micho Sredojevic follows the session at Namboole on Friday Credit: FUFA Media

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic believes the Eastern Region select side will pose a ‘challenge’ in Sunday’s regional tour match at Kamuli Town council play ground.

Micho, who was returning from a brief holiday in Ethiopia told Kawowo Sports after the Friday training session at Nelson Mandela National stadium that the Eastern Region is one of the most talented areas and expects a fair challenge.

The Eastern Region has a crop of talented players. We therefore expect a challenge, one that is good for the team ahead of next week’s international build up with Kenya and then, against the French Military team at Namboole.

20 players with the exception of  three (Saddam Juma, Arafat Ggaliwango and Hood Kaweesa) turned up for training at Namboole where they held ball work and small sided games.

[/media-credit] Micho holds the hands of Masavu defender Brian Nsubuga during the 2 hour session at Namboole Credit: FUFA Media

Micho hailed the players who turned up. Saturday training was held at the UCU playground in Mukono before traveling to Kamuli.

The team will spend the night in Kamuli and the match will take place on Sunday.

The tours are jointly sponsored by Uganda Cranes main sponsor Airtel Uganda Limited and partner Nile Breweries Limited under the flagship brand, Nile Special.

The players who trained on Friday:

Goalkeepers: Nicholas Sebwato (Bright Stars FC), Keni Saidi (Proline FC), Muhammed Ssekebba (Mbarara City FC)

Full backs: Joseph Nsubuga (SC Villa Jogoo), Allan Drajua (Kirinya-Jinja S.S), Hassan Musana (JMC Hippos)

Central defenders: Brian Nsubuga (Masavu), Savio Kabugo (Proline), Allan Anguyo (Maroons), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka)

Holding Midfielders: Hudu Mulyki (URA), Abel Eturude (SC Villa Jogoo), Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa Jogoo)

Attacking midfielders: Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Kizza Martin (SC Villa Jogoo), Living Kabong (Onduparaka), Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa Jogoo)

Attackers: Emmanuel Okwi (SC Villa), Nelson Senkatuka (Proline), Villa Oromochan (BUL)

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

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