Timothy Awany, Moses Waiswa, Denis Iguma, Nicholas Wadada Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers (Group E)
  • Tuesday, 5th September 2017
  • Egypt Pharaohs Vs Uganda Cranes – 8:45pm
[/media-credit] Uganda Cranes players Tom Masiko, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Paul Mucureezi and Joseph Ochaaya in an earlier session at Namboole stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The Uganda Cranes team continued with the recovery training session on Saturday morning at the Mandela National Stadium.

The two hour session followed Friday’s light session that hours after the historic victory on Thursday.

A lot of stretching drills were conducted to ensure full recovery of the players muscles.

All the players are fit including Faruku Miya, Khalid Aucho and Emmanuel Okwi, all who suffered knocks in the first leg clash.

The team will rest till evening in preparation for the travel journey that started at 4:00 a.m Sunday.

According to the FUFA Communications Manager, Ahmed Hussein who will also travel with the team to Egypt, the team will be able to train on Sunday evening upon arrival in Egypt.

The final training session in Egypt will be held at the actual match venue (Borg El Arab Stadium) on Monday evening ahead of Tuesday’s crucial match.

Uganda Cranes currently remain the only unbeaten side in Group E and lead with 7 points from three matches. Egypt has 6 whilst Ghana and Congo have 2 and 1 point respectively.

The current Uganda Cranes team

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango,  Ismail Watenga, Benjamin Ochan

Other players: Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Hassan Mawanda,Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi,  Joseph Benson Ochaya, , Bernard Muwanga, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, William Luwagga Kizito, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Shafic Kuchi Kagimu, Tom Masiko, Denis Iguma

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

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