Radisson Blu main entrance

Uganda Cranes Matches At AFCON 2019:

  • Saturday, 22nd June: DR Congo Vs Uganda Cranes – Cairo International Airport (3:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, 26th June: Uganda Cranes Vs Zimbabwe – Cairo International Stadium (8 PM)
  • Sunday, 30th June: Uganda Cranes Vs Egypt – Cairo International Stadium (10 PM)
Radisson Blu main entrance

Uganda Cranes delegation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals checked in at the state of art Radisson Blu hotel-Helipolis in Cairo city, Egypt.

This hotel which is located in the Cairo Governorate (El Nozha) is under the management of the famous Radisson group that has hotels all over the world.

This was moments after the team’s arrival from Abu Dhabi aboard Egypt Air on Monday evening.

Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi and Khalid Aucho moments after arrival at Cairo International Airport on Monday evening (Photo: FUFA Media)
Double rooms
Single Room

The hotel is a five-star facility with spacious comfortable single and double rooms, great customer care, super fast wifi, spacious gardens, and an Olympic size swimming pool.

This will be Uganda Cranes base for the duration of the tournament in Egypt.

Swimming pool at Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo

Uganda Cranes will conduct their first training session on Tuesday in preparation for their opening match on Saturday against the Democratic Republic of Congo

Uganda Cranes Delegation in Egypt:

Players (23 man Team):

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)

Midfielders:  Mike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)

Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)


  • Leader of Delegation: Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi
  • FUFA President: Moses Magogo
  • Executive Committee Members: Issa Magola, Hamid Juma, Abdul Ssekabira, Rogers Byamukama
  • 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
  • Finance Director: Decolas Kiiza

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

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  1. The Champions landed!

    FUFA should probably sweep their hotel rooms for Egyptian bugs.
    Or discuss important strategies at the pool because the Egyptians, Congolese and maybe Zimbabweans are spying.

    Good luck guys!

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