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Kitara vs Uganda Cranes: Cranes eye third win on trot in Regional tour

The Uganda Cranes have won both of their first two tour games this year. (File Photo)

Uganda Cranes Regional Tour

Kitara Region vs Uganda Cranes

Boma Grounds, Hoima

Saturday, 20-07-2019 @4pm

The Uganda Cranes will be out to maintain their 100% record in the Regional tour when they take on Kitara on Saturday at the Boma grounds in Hoima.

The Cranes have already dispatched Kampala and Bushenyi in their first two games this year and a win against Kitara would make it a perfect three in as many fixtures.

It may not be a high profile fixture but one head coach Abdallah Mubiru is looking forward to.

“It is another game that we have to play and hopefully win. Noted Mubiru.

“It is also a chance for us to assess how far we have gone in turns of preparations and we will try to execute everything we have been doing since Sunday.

“I know the players are motivated for it and only a victory will be our target so as to build our confidence going into the next competitive fixture.

Mubiru is targeting victory on Saturday.

Ahead of the game, only Shafik Kagimu has been struggling with a knock he sustain following a collusion with Mustafa Mujuzi on Tuesday. It is however highly expected that the URA FC captain will take part in the game.

The Uganda Cranes are preparing to take on Somalia in their first CHAN 2020 qualifier on Saturday, July 26th-2019.

They have been training since last Sunday and entered a residential setting on Thursday.

On the same day, they defeated URA FC 1-0 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo in their first build-up game.

After the game against Kitara, they are expected to return to Kampala on Sunday to continue with their preps for the Somalia game.

The Uganda Cranes squad for the Kigezi game

Goalkeepers

Alitho James (URA FC), Mugabi Yasin (Wakiso Giants Fc), Keni Saidi ( Sc Villa), Mutakubya Joel ( Kyetume FC)

Defenders

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

 Midfielders

Taddeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), 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).

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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