International Build Up Games in Dubai and Abudhabi
*Gabon Vs Uganda Cranes – 30th December 2021
*Mauritania Vs Uganda Cranes – 1st January 2022.
Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has added three more players to the team that will travel to the United Arab Emirates for two international build up matches against AFCON bound teams Gabon and Mauritania.
URA FC captain Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, BUL FC skipper George Kasonko and midfielder Chris Akena of UAE based club Ahly Shabab have been added to the team.
In the same vein, long serving utility player Denis Iguma has been omitted.
‘In line with FUFA strategic targets of the Uganda Cranes, we are continuing with preparations for CHAN 2022 Algeria, AFCON 2023 Ivory Coast, Olympic Games 2024 and the double header matches against Gabon and Mauritania in the UAE. For those two matches, we have selected available players. The team has a balance of maturity and experience with some youthful players from the U-17 team; Travis Mutyaba and Ibrahim Juma as well as five players from the AFCON U-20 team in Mauritania and a couple of returnees to the team’ Micho noted.
The first game will be against Gabon on Thursday, 30th December 2021 and the second game against Mauritania on 1st January 2022.
The team departs for Dubai on 29th December 2021 and shall return on 2nd January 2022.
The updated summoned squad:
Goalkeepers: Watenga Isma (Chippa United), Mutakubwa Joel (Express FC), Komakech Jack (Vipers SC)
Defenders: Kizito Gavin (SC Villa), Kayondo Aziizi (VipersSC), Juma Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Lwaliwa Khalid (Vipers SC), Najib Fesali (URA FC), Walusimbi Enock (Express FC), Semakula Kenneth (SC Villa)
Midfielders: Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Kakooza Mahad (Express FC), Waiswa Moses (Supersport United), Kizza Martin (Express FC), George Kasonko (BUL), Chris Akena (Ahly Shabab, UAE), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA)
Forwards: Kaddu Patrick (unattached), Sentamu Yunus (Vipers SC), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Travis (SC Villa), Mukwala Steven (URA FC), Mohamed Shaban (Onduparaka FC)
Source: FUFA website.