The second and biggest batch of Uganda Cranes players as well as officials departed Cairo International Airport on Sunday night aboard Egypt Air.

The group was led by the team manager Chrispus Muyinda, players, other officials and the coaches, obviously missing the head coach Sebastien Desabre whose employment contract was mutually terminated on Sunday morning by FUFA.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Onyango after checking out at Radisson Blu hotel in Cairo, Heliopolis
David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Assistant coach Mathias Lule with defender Hassan Wasswa Mawanda check out at Radisson Blu in Heliopolis, Cairo

FUFA Third Vice President Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, also the leader of delegation for Uganda at AFCON 2019 officially saw off the team.

Some of the players who left with the Sunday group included captain Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Isaac Muleme, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Timothy Denis Awany, Allan Kyambadde, Allan Kateregga, Khalid Aucho, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Tadeo Lwanga and Paul Derrick Nsibambi.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Hon. Nakiwala greets Allan Kyambadde at Cairo International Airport on Sunday evening
David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Airtel Uganda official Remmie Kisakye (second from left) with some of the players before departure in Cairo on Sunday
David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Uganda Cranes players and head of delegation Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi at the departures of Cairo International Airport

Others as goalkeepers Salim Jamal and Robert Odongkara, Bevis Mugabi, Ronald Mukiibi, Abdu Lumala, Mike Azira and William Luwagga Kizito had left earlier on Saturday night.

They are expected to arrive at Entebbe International Airport in the wee hours of Monday morning.

The delegation will be hosted at Entebbe State House by the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni during a state luncheon.


  1. They got paid and promptly knocked out.

    Cranes need new leaders.
    This team could have won it all but they opted to go for a few thousand dollars over tens of thousands later.
    Idiots if you ask me!


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