Western Region F.A names 27 players on provisional squad

The Western region Football Association named 28 players to start preparations for the Uganda Cranes regional tour.

Six more players were added on the earlier list released last week.

The summoned players shall start training on Monday, 3rd July 2017 under head coach Vialli Bainomugisha.

According to the Western Region FA General Secretary, Olivia Mugisha, the final team will be named on 6th July 2017.

Western region hosted the first ever tour under the brand ‘Cranes Na Mutima‘ in 2014 at the Kakyeka stadium in Mbarara.

‘The Western Region Football Association is excited and ready to host the national team, Uganda Cranes. We have already started initial preparations to make the tour a complete success’ Mugisha remarked.

The last time the Uganda Cranes traveled on the regional tour was away to Kitara region at the Buhinga stadium in Fort Portal.

The national team won comfortably 3-1 with the goals coming from Emmanuel Okwi (2) and Nelson Senkatuka.

The consolation for the home side was scored by Beckam Musoki in the second half.

A record mammoth crowd watched the game also graced by the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo and many delegates.

These tours were initiated three years ago with great ambitions as bringing close the national team brand to the fans in the respective localities than at the usually know Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

Also, such tours help to rally special support for the Uganda Cranes, help to prepare the team ahead of the up coming matches and in a way, they are a special plat form to show case talent that has not been known.

The tours are jointly sponsored by Uganda Cranes main sponsors, Airtel Uganda Limited and partners, Nile Breweries Limited under their brand Nile Special while Kibo Media are the event managers.

The regional tour matches are free of charge.


Goal Keepers:  Sula Kibalama (Sharp), Dennis Otim (Mbarara)

Defenders: Johnson  Turinawe (Sharp), Zaid Byekwaso (Nyamityobora), Umar Kato (Rushere), Bruce  Rubanja (Creamland), Bashir Babu (Mbarara). Cleophas Fiat (Sharp), Winston Bamwesigye (Ryakasinga)

Midfielders:  Mohammed Matovu (Welden), Micheal Muhangi (Mbarara), Tor Kondok (Red Army), Alex  Mandela (Sharp), Alex  Twinamatsiko (Rukungiri United), Sadam Juma (Creamland), Dennis  Agoa (Ntoda), Brian Owomugisha (Ntoda), Anatoli Irumba (Ryakasinga)

Strikers: Solomon  Isaya (Kabwohe Town Council), Joseph  Akandwanaho (Bushenyi United), Peter Asiimire (Ibanda United), Ismail Luyombya (Rushere),  Sadam Nasir (Mbarara), Hassan Kakuru (Amama), Micheal Baseme (Rukungiri United), Dickens  Ainebyoona (Sharp), Sadat Nsubuga (Club-less), Brian                  Kanyesigye (Ryakasinga)


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