Six foreign based players join Cranes ahead of Kigali trip

On the other hand, Canadian-based left full back Mustafa Kizza of Montreal Impact is also expected to touch down Monday night.

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The Uganda Cranes. COURTESY PHOTO.

Six foreign-based Uganda Cranes players have so far joined the national team camp at Paradise Hotel, Kisaasi in preparation for the doubleheader against Rwanda during the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers in Group E.

Five of them who include stand-in captain Khalid Aucho of Tanzanian premier side Young Africans, Simba’s Tadeo Lwanga, the Czech Republic-based left back Isaac Muleme, South Africa-based duo of goalkeeper Isma Bin Rashid Watenga and midfielder Moses Waiswa entered camp today.

They join goalkeeper Charles Lukwago of St George who arrived earlier.

By the time we published this article, the israel-based duo of forward Azizi Fahad Bayo and defender Timothy Denis Awany were due to arrive in the country by Monday evening.

On the other hand, Canadian-based left full back Mustafa Kizza of Montreal Impact is also expected to touch down Monday night.

The national team has had build-ups with local sides KCCA, URA, and lately Sports Club Villa as preparations for the Rwanda doubleheader.

Uganda Cranes beat KCCA 2-1 at the MTN Omondi Stadium – Lugogo, out-muscled URA 2-0 at the St Mary’s Stadium – Kitende, and lost 1-0 to SC Villa on Monday evening at Lugogo.

Rwanda host the first leg on the 7th October 2021 at the Kigali Regional Stadium with the return leg at the St Mary’s Stadium – Kitende on the 10th October 2021.

KAMPALA BUSINESS RADIO