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Cranes intensify training ahead of return leg clash with Rwanda’s Amavubi

Goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba demonstrates a drill as Paul Mucureezi and John Adriko look on. Photo by Shaban Benteke.



The Uganda cranes has beefed up training ahead of the return leg against Rwanda on Saturday. The Cranes successfully completed their second session at the Star Times Stadium in Lugogo after winning the first leg 3-0 last weekend.

A total of 21 players attended this morning’s training session as opposed to the 14 players that attended last evening’s session. The Vipers contingent which was away yesterday has all returned but Savio Kabugo who is expected to fly out of the country for trails didnot take part.

Speaking to PML Daily, help the team’s captain Bernard Muwanga said they have to intensify training because it is not yet over though they won the first battle.

“It is good we won the first battle but that doesn’t guarantee our victory. We still need to win the return battle to seal the victory, order ” Muwanga said.

Defender Timothy Awanyi, who missed the first round of the qualifier and only joined up with the team yesterday, said he is set to join the rest to accomplish the mission.

“I am ready to join the rest in our bid to return to CHAN though I missed the first leg of the qualifier. I only need to work hard to impress the coach so that he considers me in the final squad,” Awanyi said.

Training continues with a closed door training session at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo on Wednesday.

Cranes coach Basena oversees a training session this morning. Photo by Shaban Benteke.

Players who attended the Tuesday session:

Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan, Said Keni, Ismael Watenga

Defenders: Isaac Muleme, Nicholas Wadada, Bernard Muwanga, Timothy Awanyi, Nicholas Wadada, Rashid Toha, Paul Musamali, John Adriko, Martin Kizza.
Other out field players: Muzamir Mutyaba, Shafic Kagimu, Paul Mucureezi, Nelson Senkatuka, Derrick Nsibambi, Milotn Karis, Tom Masiko, Simon Serunkuma, Deus Bukenya, Erisa Ssekisambu.

Pic 1. Goal keeping coach Fred Kajoba demonstrates a drill as Mucureezi and Adriko look on.

Pic 2. Basena over seeing training this morng.

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