Cranes Travel to Niger ahead Of Three Nation Tournament

The Uganda National senior football team The Cranes has departed this morning (3am) to Niamey, Niger for double engagements in a three Nation tournament started from 27th May-2th June 2018.

The Cranes will play Central African Republic on Wednesday 30th May and the hosts Niger on Saturday 2nd June.

Players who have been training with the team at Lugogo Stadium travelled in a contingent that departed from Entebbe International aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

The rest of the Cranes players, Onyango Denis and Emanuel Okwi will connect with the National team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while England based defender Bevis Mugabi, Yunus Sentamu, Moses Opondo and Edrisa Lubega will join the team in Niger.

Meanwhile, Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi was left behind due to his Club’s local engagements. He was replaced by SC Villa’s midfielder Allan Kyambadde.

The opening Match between Niger and CAR ended in a 3:3 draw on Sunday 27th May 2018.


Charles Lukwago, Salim Omar Magoola.

Denis Iguma, Nico Wadada Wakiro, Murushid Juuko, Timothy Denid Awany.

Others, Isaac Muleme, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Kizito William Luwagga, Milton Kalisa, Allan Kateregga, Shaban Muhamad, Allan Kyambadde and Faruku Miya.

Denis Onyango, and Emanuel Okwi, Yunus Sentamu, Moses Opondo, Bevis Mugabi, Edrisa Lubega, to join the team in Ethiopia and Niger respectively.


Issa Magoola (Leader of Delegation)

Sebastien Desabre (Head Coach)

Mathias Lule (Asst. Head Coach)

Gerome Noel Tony (Fitness Coach) to join in Casablanca.

Fred Kajoba (Goalkeeper Coach)

Ronald Kisolo (Team Physician)

Ivan Ssewanyana (Team Physiotherapist)

Crispus Muyinda (Team Coordinator)

Johnson Nyiria (Delegate)

Jamal Ngobi (Delagate)

Richard Semanda (Staff)

Hamza Kawuma Nsereko (Team Media Officer)


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