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Uganda Cranes In Final Preps For CHAN


Uganda Cranes will wind up their preparations in Cameroon on Wednesday before being welcomed officially in Douala by the Local Organising Committee of the Total CHAN 2020 Finals that will be held from 16th January to 7th February 2021.

The preparations that started with a one week camp in Kampala, then moved to Yaounde for the Pre- CHAN Mini Tournament and now in Douala for a private camp, have left Cranes Coach Johnathan McKinstry a happy man.

“It has just been an opportunity for us to fine tune the team,” Mckinstry told FUFA website.

“We are looking at opportunities to add one percent here or two percent there. There is no major thing we want to change at this stage. The countdown is on and the boys are in good spirits. It is about adding those finer details so that we are fully prepared.”

KCCA forward Brian Aheebwa who joined camp recently is happy to be part of the team but also looks forward to the event proper.

“I am glad to have joined the team. We are training well as a team and ready to go. We are here to represent our country and get good results. These are challenges I have dreamt about always playing at this stage. I want to do the best in my position and with the help and guidance from the coaches and players, I will score goals,” Aheebwa told FUFA media.

Uganda is in Group C alongside defending champions Morocco, neighbours Rwanda and new comers Togo.

The final 25 man Squad, with clubs and shirt numbers in brackets:

Goalkeepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC, 1), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC, 18), Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC, 19), Ikara Tom (Police C, 20)

Defenders: Hassan Muhamud (Police FC, 2), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC, 3), Mujuzi Musitafa (Kyetume FC, 4), Ssenjobe Eric (Police FC, 5), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC, 12), Willa Paul (Vipers SC, 15), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC, 21), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC, 24)

Midfielders: Mawejje Tonny (Police FC, 6), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC, 8), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC, 14), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC, 16), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC, 22), Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC, 25)

Forwards: Ojera Joackiam (URA FC, 7), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC, 9), Ocen Ben (Police FC, 10), Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC, 11), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC, 13), Jagason Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC, 17), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC, 23)


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