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Uganda Cranes To Travel To Dubai Today


Initially, local based (domestic) Uganda Cranes team players and officials were meant to travel to Dubai yesterday (Sunday) at 5pm aboard Emirates Airlines for a training camp.

However, the sojourn was been pushed to today (Monday) following a delay in travel clearance then.

There was reportedly a delay in processing the travel entry clearance to Dubai hence causing a set back in the arrangements despite the team having fully arranged for the journey.

‘The travel plans for Uganda Cranes contingent to Dubai have been rescheduled to Monday 5th October 2020 due a delay in acquiring the travel entry clearance to UAE’ FUFA Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein confirmed.

‘However, the entire team that passed the Covid-19 tests carried out on Thursday travelled back to the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisasi where they spent the night and also observed the SOPs set for the camp by the health officials before flying out today (Monday)’ Ahmed Hussein added.

While in Dubai, the selected 13 players will be joined by foreign based players for the 9-day camp.
The camp is in line with the 2021 AFCON qualifiers as well as the 2020 CHAN Finals to be held in Cameroon next year.

Full Delegation:



Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Salim Jamal Magoola (Al Hilal Omdurman, Sudan), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume, Uganda), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda),


Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Alex Kakuba (Desportivo Cova De Piedade, Portugal), Elvis Bwomono (Southend, United, England), Nicholas Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Samuel Kato (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Patrick Mbowa (URA, Uganda)


Shafiq Kagimu (URA, Uganda), Karim Watambala (Vipers, Uganda), Saidi Kyeyune (URA, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Erbil, Iraq), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers, Uganda), Jayden Onen (Reading, England), David Owori (SC Villa, Uganda), Bright Anukani (KCCA, Uganda)


Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Alexis Bbakka (Umea, Sweden), Edrisa Lubega (Paide Linnameeskond, Estonia)


Leader of Delegation: Ronnie Kalema (FUFA Executive Committee member)

Johnathan McKinstry (Head coach), Abdallah Mubiru (Assistant Coach), Livingston Mbaabzi (Assistant Coach), Ibrahim Mugisha (Goalkeeping Coach), Alexander McCarthy (Fitness Trainer), Felix Ayobo (Sport Scientist), Emmanuel Nakabago (Doctor), Regan Innocent Baluku (Doctor), Samuel Mulondo (Kitman), Ayub Balyejusa (Kit man), Geoffrey Massa (Team manager), Paul Mukatabala (Team officer), Ronald Lusulire (Media Officer).


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