David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Vice captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (left) with the overall team captain Dennis Onyango moments before

Uganda Cranes AFCON 2019 bound team departed for Abu Dhabi where they will camp for three weeks before the continental championship in Egypt.

The team that had 14 players and 11 official departed from Kabira Country Club for a three-week residential camp.

The 14 players who left Entebbe International Airport are; team captain Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Mugabi Bevis, Muleme Isaac, Aucho Khalid, Taddeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Moses Waisswa and Murushid jJuuko.

15 more players will fly straight to Abu Dhabi to join the group that started its journey from Kampala.

The team will play two high profile international build-up matches including Ivory Coast and another country yet to be confirmed.


  • Leader of Delegation: Issa Magola
  • Head Coach: Sebastien Desabre
  • Assistant coach: Mathias Lule
  • Goalkeeper coach: Fred Kajoba
  • Team Doctor: Dr Ronald Kisolo
  • Physiotherapist: Dr Ivan Ssewanyana
  • Team Chiropractor: Dr Charles Sebwana
  • Media: Ahmed Hussein
  • Physical Fitness trainer: Gerome D’Antonio
  • Kit Managers: Lawrence Kizito and Ayub Balyejusa



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