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Cranes settle in Abu Dhabi camp ahead of AFCON finals


The Uganda Cranes safely arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday and checked in at Park Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The group was also joined by Egyptian based striker Derrick Nsibambi while in Abu Dhabi and they are expected to conduct their opening two sessions on Tuesday. Captain Denis Onyango expects great benefits from this training camp as the team further prepares for the 2019 TOTAL AFCON finals Championship in Egypt next month. “The players have trained well in Kampala for two weeks to boost the fitness levels. I believe the camp in Abu Dhabi will further help the team and polish us up. Also, they will acclimatize with the climate that is like that of the host country –Egypt,” noted the Mamelodi Sundwons goalkeeper. Onyango. Issa Magoola, a FUFA Executive Committee member led the delegation from Entebbe on Monday –with 14 players aboard. The Cranes that will be making seventh appearance at AFCON finals are in a tricky Group A with hosts Egypt, DRC and Zimbabwe.

Players in Abu Dhabi:

Denis Masinde Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Timothy Denis Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Bevis Mugabi, Isaac Muleme, Khalid Aucho, Taddeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Moses Waiswa, Derrick Nsibambi and Murushid Jjuuko


Leader of Delegation – Mr. Issa Magola

Head coach: Sebastien Desabre

Assistant coach: Mathias Lule

Goalkeeper coach: Fred Kajoba

Team Doctor: Dr. Ronald Kisolo

Physiotherapist: Dr. Ivan Ssewanyana

Media: Ahmed Hussein

Physical Fitness trainer: Jerome D’Antonio

Kit Managers: Lawrence Kizito and Ayub Balyeju


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