West Nile vs Uganda Cranes
Adjumani Stadium, Adjumani
KAMPALA – Uganda Cranes interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru has summoned a squad of 22 players for the upcoming Regional Tour match against West Nile.
After a convincing 3-0 win away to Burundi in the CHAN qualifiers, the Cranes will return to action this weekend in the customary ‘Cranes na Mutima’ setting.
Among the players summoned, they include a host of individuals that did not make the match-day squad in Bujumbura but were initially part of the set-up.
Joel Mutakubwa, Benson Tahomera, David Owori, Paul Mucureezi, Saidi Kyeyune, Joel Madondo, Ashraf Mandela and Gadafi Wahabu have all been included. All 8 were not part of the team that travelled to Bujumbura last week.
The team that was named on Thursday evening also has 9 players that took part in the first leg of the CHAN 2020 second round qualifiers. These include, James Alitho, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa, Shafick Kagimu, Fahad Bayo, Patrick Mbowa, Yusuf Ssozi, Paul Willa and Viane Sekajugo.
Onduparaka left-back Rashid Okocha and Mbarara City’s Ibrahim Orit have also been included and are in line for their debuts.
As per the program, the team is expected to depart Kampala on Friday morning and will make a stop over in Gulu.
While in Gulu, they will hold a training session at Pece Stadium, in the evening and will set off for Adjumani on Saturday morning.
This will be the Cranes 5th Regional tour game this year.
Their most recent fixture ended in a 1-0 defeat to Kitara Region in the match played at Boma Grounds in Hoima.
The Full 22 Man Squad for the tour of Adjumani
James Alitho (URA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC)
Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Rashid Okocha (Onduparaka FC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Araft Galiwango (Police FC), John Revita (KCCA FC), Benson Tahomela (Kyetume FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Paul Patrick Mbowa (URA FC)
Said Kyeyune ( URA FC), Gaddafi Wahab (Onduparaka FC), Yusuf Ssozi (Police FC), David Owori (SC Villa), Viane Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC), Ibrahim Orit (Mbarara City FC), Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC), Andrew Kigozi (Police FC), Shafik Kagimu (URA FC), Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City FC)
Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United FC)