International Friendly Match: Thursday, 23rd March 2017
Kenya Vs Uganda
Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos
Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic has described the international friendly match against Kenya as a new dawn for the team.
Micho told www.fufa.co.ug that the international friendly which will be played in Machakos is indeed a new beginning for the national team ahead of the future engagements.
This international match against Kenya and the others in March are the only games where we can test, try and experiment players with the intention to widen the pool of players ahead of the June AFCON qualifier against Cape Verde in Praia, the July/August CHAN 2018 qualifiers and the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers of August/ September
Since arriving in Kenya on Tuesday morning, the Uganda Cranes checked in at Gelian Hotel.
They had two training sessions with one change of Sc Villa Jogoo’s Martin Kizza replacing Joseph Ochaya of KCCA FC.
The two CECAFA rivals will face off in a friendly match on Thursday at Machakos stadium in Nairobi. Cranes will retrun home to play a charity match against Frane Military team on Saturday at Namboole stadium.
Squad in Machakos.
Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Isma Watenga (Vipers)
Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadad (Vipers), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA), Habib Kavuma (KCCA), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker, Kenya), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya)
Midfielders: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Nijmeh, Lebanon), Kirizestom Ntambi (Jimma Aba Buna), Yassar Mugerwa (Saint George, Ethiopia), Moses Waiswa (Vipers), Muzamil Mutyaba (KCCA), Martin Kizza (SC Villa),Brian Majwega (KCCA)
Strikers: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Emmanuel Okwi Arnold (SC Villa), Milton Karisa (Vipers)
Leader of Delegation: Richard Ochom (FUFA Executive Member)
Team Coordinator: Faisal Muhammad