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Uganda Cranes arrive in Tanzania ahead of AFCON Qualifier

The Cranes arriving at the Julius Nyerere International Airport on Saturday afternoon (Photos by FUFA Media)

AFCON 2019 Qualifier-Group L 

Tanzania vs Uganda

National Stadium, Dar es Salaam

Sunday, 24-03-2019 @6pm

DAR ES SALAAM – The Uganda Cranes have on Saturday afternoon, arrived in Tanzania ahead of their Match-Days six 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Taifa Stars slatted Sunday evening.

A contingent of 34 personnel including 24 players and 10 officials departed Egypt on Friday aboard Ethiopian Airlines, had a stop-over at Addis Ababa before connecting to Dar es Salaam.


In Egypt, the Uganda Men’s football National team held a five-day training camp that also saw them play a build-up game against Egyptian top tier side, El Gaisha, which ended 1-1.

Sunday’s game will be the last in Group L which has already seen Uganda qualify for the June/July AFCON finals to be held in Egypt.

The Cranes have 13 points from their first 5 games with the only game in which they failed to pick maximum points being the 0-0 draw at home to Tanzania last September.

For Tanzania, they have 5 points and currently sit third on the standings. With the top two going through, the Taifa Stars will have to better second placed Lesotho’s result in the other Group L.

Lesotho also have 5 points but are second due to a better goal difference as compared to Tanzania. They take on Cape Verde away from home on the same day (Sunday).

Uganda Cranes Delegation to Dar es Salaam:

Players:

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

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Geofrey Walusimbi (Free Agent), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Timothy Awany (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Kirizestom Ntambi (Ethiopian Coffee)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Churchhill brothers, India), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers, Uganda), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel FF, Denmark), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Free Agent)

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA,Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Muhammad Shaban (Raja Casablanca, Morocco), Henry Patrick Kaddu (KCCA, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco)

Officials:

Head of Delegation: Hamid Juma

Team manager: Chrispus Muyinda

Head Coach: Sebastien Desabre

Assistant Coach: Mathias ‘Salongo’ Lule

Goalkeeping Coach: Fred Kajoba

Trainer: Jerome D’Antonio

Equipment Manager: Lawrence Kizito

Medics: Ronald Kisolo and Ivan Ssewanyana

Media: James Mayanja

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