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CHAN Cranes beef up preps for CHAN 2020 qualifiers

Uganda are trying to qualify for CHAN for a 5th consecutive time. (PHOTOS/File)

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers

Uganda vs Burundi

-First Leg: September 21st (Bujumbura)

-Second Leg: October 18th (Kampala)

The Uganda Cranes team has on Thursday morning continued their preparations for the upcoming CHAN 2020 qualifiers.

The team is preparing to take on Burundi in the second round of qualifiers having overcome Somalia earlier.

They will face Burundi in the first leg slated for Septemeber 21st in Bujumbura before hosting the Swallows on October 2 in Kampala.

Thursday’s training session which was held in the morning at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo was the team’s second after an afternoon session on Wednesday.

Uganda are favorites for the tie and will be expected to make light weight of Burundi,  making it to a fifth successive finals’ tournament.

After losing to Tanzania in the second round of qualification and in the process, failing to reach the first edition of the finals in 2009, the Cranes have not failed to seal a spot in any of the last four finals (2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018).

To reach the last edition in Morocco, Uganda defeated South Sudan 5-1 on aggregate in the first round of qualifiers before hanging on to overcome Rwanda 3-2 in the second round.

The 32 Players Summoned

Goalkeepers

Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Mugabi Yasin (Wakiso Giants Fc), Keni Saidi ( Sc Villa), Mutakubya Joel ( Kyetume FC)

Defenders

Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Kapampa Eddy (Maroons FC), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Revita John (KCCA FC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa Paul (URA FC), Galiwango Arafat (Police FC), Benson Tahomera (Kyetume FC), Mandela Ashraf (URA FC).

Midfielders

Wahab Ghadafi (Onduparaka FC),  Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City FC), Kasozi Nicolas (KCCA FC), Mutyaba Muzamir (KCCA FC), Vianney Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC), Sulaiman Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Kayiwa Allan (Vipers SC), Okello Allan (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Sam Kintu (Proline FC), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC), Owor David ( SC Villa ), Ssozi Yusuf ( Police FC), Kigozi Samson Andrew (Police FC)

Strikers

Bayo Fahad (Vipers SC), Sserunkuma Daniel (Vipers SC), Lubega Edrisa (Proline FC)

The technical team of the Uganda Cranes 

Head coach – Abdallah Mubiru

Assistant coach – Livingstone Mbabazi

Goalkeeping coach – Sadiq Wassa

Team Coordinator – Geoffrey Massa

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