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Kadaga conveys heartfelt message to Uganda Cranes

The speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga wishes Uganda Cranes success at AFCON 2019. (PHOTOS/FILE)

Uganda Cranes Group A matches at AFCON 2019

-Saturday, 22nd June: DR Congo Vs Uganda Cranes – Cairo International Stadium (3:30 PM)

-Wednesday, 26th June: Uganda Cranes Vs Zimbabwe – Cairo International Stadium (8:00 PM)

-Sunday, 30th June: Uganda Cranes Vs Egypt Pharoahs – Cairo International Stadium (10 PM)

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga sent a message of love to the Uganda Cranes team in Egypt as they prepare to take on DR. Congo in one of the opening games of AFCON 2019.

In the message, the Kadaga delivered the key note information through the team skipper and goalkeeper Dennis Onyango to the rest of the players.

“On behalf of the Uganda Parliament, I would want to wish captain Dennis onyango and the rest of the Uganda cranes all the best” Kadaga said.

The Speaker also added that she wishes a big victory in Uganda Cranes’s opening game as they face The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.

“I wish you a very big victory in your opening match against democratic republic of Congo on Saturday.” She added

Kadaga also said that she assures of overwhelming support from the members of parliament who are planning to travel all the way to Egypt and cheer on the team at all times.

“A number of members of parliament will be in Egypt to give you support. We love you and we are counting on to bring the glory back home.”

It should be remembered that during the last 2017 AFCON finals played in Gabon, the Parliament of Uganda contributed UGX 224, 500,000 to the team as a token of appreciation and motivation as well.

Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes conducted their first training session on Tuesday evening at the Arab Contractors’ play ground in preparation for their opening match on Saturday against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Uganda Cranes conducted their first training in Egypt, on Tuesday.

All the players are in the best condition ahead of the opener.

The Uganda Cranes have appeared 6 times at the AFCON games since their debut in 1962.

FULL SQUAD IN EGYPT

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)

Midfielders:  Mike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)

Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)

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