Uganda Cranes safely arrived in Niamey on Monday evening ahead of the three Nations tournament with an aim of further preparations for Project Cameroon 2019.
The Qualification campaign for the 2019 Total Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon resumes in September with Uganda Cranes hosting Tanzania at Mandel National Stadium.
The team is accommodated at Hotel Tenere in Niamey the Capital of Niger and later managed to conduct their maiden training session at the Stade General Seyni Koutche outer pitch.
Twenty-one players were part of the session under the close eye of Head Coach Sebastian Desabre, his Assistant Mathias Lule, Goalkeeper Coach Fred Kajoba and the fitness instructor D’Antonio Gerome.
The players yet to join- Captain Denis Onyango and Moses Opondo are expected to join the rest on Tuesday evening.
Emmaneul Okwi and Joseph Ochaya connected with the team at Bole Airport in Addis Ababa while Bevis Mugabi, Yunus Sentamu and Edrisa Lubega had earlier arrived in Niamey.
The Full Squad.
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns-SouthAfrica), Salim Jamal Magoola (Al Marriek-Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC-Uganda)
Defenders: Denis Iguma (AL-Nabi Sheet Clun-Lebanon), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers-Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Simba-Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yoevil Town-England), Timothy Denis Awany (KCCA FC –Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Alassiouty Sport- Egypt)
Midefielders: Joseph Benson Ochaya (Lusaka Dyanmos-Zambai), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Tala’ea El Gaesh-Egypt), Khalid Aucho (Free Agent), Taddeo Lwanga(Vipers-Uganda), William Kizito Luwagga (CSM Politechnica Lasi-Romania), Milton Karisa (Vipers-Uganda), Allan Katerega (Cape Town City-South Africa), Faruku Miya (Stardard Liege-Belgiium), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel FF –Denmark), Allan Kyambadde (SC Villa Jogoo-Uganda)
Strikers : Emmanuel Okwi (Simba-Tanzania), Yunus Sentamu (KF Tirana-Albania), Shaban Muhammad (KCCA FC-Uganda) & Edrisa Lubega (Floridisdorfer AC-Austria)
LOD: Issa Kakaire Magoola
Head Coach: Sebastien Desabre
Assistant Head Coach: Mathias Lule
Goalkeeper Coach: Fred Kajoba
Physical Fitness Instructor: D’Antonio Gerome
Team Physician: Ronald Kisolo
Team Physiotherapist: Ivan Sewanyana
Team Coordinator: Crispus Muyinda
FUFA Delegates: Jamal Ngobi (Eastern Football Association) & Johnson Fairfax Nyiria (North East Football Association)
FUFA Secretariat: Richard Nandigobe Semanda
Media Officer: Hamzah Nsereko Kawuma Afriqana