The Uganda Cranes interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru, who conducted the training with his assistants Livingston Mbabazi and Fred Kajoba, said some of the players didn’t show up because they hadn’t received their COVID-19 test results.
fourteen of the 34 man squad summoned for the Uganda Cranes preparation ahead
of an international friendly with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana showed turned on
the first day of training at the MTN Omondi stadium in Lugogo on Monday
showed up include Charles Lukwago and Simon Tamale, both goalkeepers, Innocent
Wafula, Walusimbi Enock, Patrick Mbowa, Kenneth Ssemakula, Hassan Muhamud, all
defenders and Ivan Sserubiru, Bright Anukani, Shafic Kagimu, Steven Sserwadda,
Isma Mugulusi , Joseph Akandwanaho, midfielders and forward Derrick
The Uganda Cranes interim
head coach Abdallah Mubiru, who conducted the training with his assistants Livingston
Mbabazi and Fred Kajoba, said some of the players didn’t show up because they hadn’t
received their COVID-19 test results.
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He, however, said that the players who turned up for the first day of training
were impressive, including those who are new on the team.
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He also revealed that the bench has prepared for players who
will be needed by their clubs for the ongoing Stanbic Uganda Cup. He, however,
said that players from South Africa will not be part of training in Uganda.
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The Uganda Cranes team majorly comprises young players featuring in the
domestic league. They will face Bafana Bafana on June 10th 2021 in South Africa
in a bid to expose their talent internationally. New team Captain is also
expected to join the team this week alongside Abdu Lumala who is playing in Egypt.