Uganda Cranes Contingent of 23 players, coaches and Fufa officials have Sunday morning set off aboard Uganda Airlines Chartered flight to Blantyre for the final and decisive AFCON Qualifier against Malawi to be played on Monday 29th March 2021.
The delegation led by Fufa Executive Committee Member Ronnie Kalema, include football boss Moses Magogo, his deputy Justus Mugisha and Executive Member Ariga Rasoul.
The group joins Dr. James Ssekajugo and National Teams Officer Paul Mukatabala who are already in Malawi. They are responsible for preparing for the arrival of the team.
The Cranes however traveled without strikers Patrick Kaddu, Fahad Bayo and defender Timothy Awany who are nursing injuries.
The 23 man Squad that was named by the head coach Abdallah Mubiru and travelled today has;
Denis Onyango, Magoola Salim Jamal, Ochaya Joseph, Nico Wadada, Juuko Murushid, Mukiibi Ronald, Kizza Mustapha, Lwaliwa Halidi, Azira Michael, Lwanga Taddeo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Miya Faruku, Okello Allan, Moses Waiswa, Lumala Abdu, Kizito Luwaga, Okwi Emmanuel, Mugweri gavin, Kigonya Mathias, Sentamu Yunus, Isiagi Daniel, Lukwago Charles, Orit Ibrahim
Leader of Delegation: Ronnie Kalema
Head coach: Abdallah Mubiru
Assistant Coach: Livingstone Mbabazi
Goalkeepers’ Coach: Fred Kajoba
Team Doctors: Katumba Yahaya and Emmanuel Nakabago
Team Nutritionist/Fitness Trainer: Felix Ayobo
FUFA Covid-19 Officer- Dr. Ahimbisibwe Apollo
Team Coordinator: Geofrey Massa
Team Media Officer: Stephen Mayamba
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Kits men: Ayubu Balyejusa and Mulondo Samuel
A statement from the federation’s communication department said “the Uganda Cranes will conduct a training session on Sunday evening at Kamuzu Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s match at 4pm (EAT) on the same venue.”
Uganda must avoid defeat against the home side in order to make it to the Afcon finals for a third successful time.
The Cranes are second in group B with eight points while their hosts are third with seven. Burkina Faso who qualified after drawing 0-0 with Uganda on March 24, currently tops the group with nine points and could extend their leadership if they beat bottom South Sudan at home on Monday.