Uganda will on September 2, 2021 play their first Fifa 2022 World Cup qualification game against Kenya at the Nyayo National Stadium and four days later host Mali in Kitende.
However, before the two fixtures, the Cranes test how ready and fit they are for the task ahead with a build up match against Ethiopia at the Bahir Dar International Stadium today Sunday, 29th August 2021 at 2 PM.
The Cranes have since Thursday been in Ethiopia and have held training at the Bahir Dar International stadium to acclimatize to the cold weather conditions which are expected in Nairobi.
Milutin Sredojevic ‘Micho’, the head coach is optimistic that the build up will help the team prepare for the Kenya and Mali clashes in Nairobi and St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende respectively.
“The players are physically and mentally prepared for the international build up. This will be a perfect build up for us as we go to the Kenya and Mali clashes,” noted Micho.
Micho has 25 players at his disposal and are currently residing at the Olive Hotel and Spa.
After Sunday’s trial game, the Cranes are expected to depart for Nairobi, Kenya on Monday evening and shall be expected to start training on Tuesday.
The players in Camp:
Charles Lukwago (G.K), Joel Mutakubwa (G.K), Enock Walusimbi, Innocent Esimu Wafula, Abdu Aziizi Kayondo, Halidi Lwaliwa, Murushid Juuko, Gavin Mugweri Kizito, Kenneth Ssemakula, Denis Iguma, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Ibrahim Orit, Milton Karisa, Steven Dese Mukwala, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Captain), Richard Basangwa, Yunus Junior Sentamu, Abdu Lumala, Martin Kizza, Aucho Khalid, Moses Waiswa, Tadeo Lwanga, Ochaya Joseph, Isima Watenga (G.K)
Head coach: Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic
Assistant coach: Moses Basena
Goalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba Kisitu
Performance Coach: Franck Plaine
Fitness Coach: Felix Ayobo