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Cranes commence preps for Somalia return leg

The Cranes are gearing up for the CHAN 2020 frirst round qualifiers’ second leg. (PHOTO/FUFA)

Having returned to Kampala, the Uganda Cranes resumed training ahead of their second leg CHAN 2020 qualifier against Somalia, on Tuesday.

The Cranes defeated Somalia 3-1 last Saturday and hope to finish the job in Kampala come this weekend.

In the training on Tuesday , it was mainly characterized by recovery drills, ball work and transition.

Head coach Abudalah Mubiru recalled back the players he had dropped for the first leg, all taking part in the day’s morning session.

Taddeo Lwanga and Timothy Awanyi were not among the players who trained because they are tipped for moves away from the country.

Speaking to the press after training, head coach-Mubiru said he is confident his team is going to qualify.

“We are not worried about the goal we conceded, am very confident that we are going to qualify.” Said Mubiru.

The coach also added that the team is going to miss the services of Awanyi and Lwanga.

“Awanyi and Lwanga are probably going to miss the second leg because they agreed terms with teams outside the country that’s why I brought back the players who we had dropped.” he added.

Cranes return to training on Wednesday with another single session.

The players who took part in training on Tuesday morning

Goalkeepers

Alitho James (URA FC), Mugabi Yasin (Wakiso Giants Fc), Charles Lukwago (KCCA)

Defenders

Willa Paul (Police FC), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Revita John (Express FC), Mbowa Paul (URA FC), Galiwango Dissan (Express FC), Mandela Ashraf (URA FC) Filbert Obenchan (KCCA)

Midfielders

Masiko Tom (Vipers SC), Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Kayiwa Allan (Vipers SC), Kyambadde Allan (KCCA FC), Owor David ( SC Villa ), Ssozi Yusuf ( Paidha Black Angels), Kigozi Samson Andrew (Kakiri Town Council FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC) Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA) Saddam Juma(KCCA)

Strikers

Kaddu Patrick (KCCA FC), Sserunkuma Daniel (Vipers SC), Senkatuka Nelson (Bright Stars FC) and Odong Johnson (Police FC)

The technical team

Head coach –Abdallah Mubiru
Assistant coach – Livingstone Mbabazi
Goalkeeping coach – Sadiq Wassa
Team Coordinator – Geoffrey Massa

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