The Uganda Cranes continued with training on Tuesday as they gear up for the upcoming CHAN 2021 finals in Cameroon.
This was the second day of training for the players who were summoned last week.
The highlight of the day was the presence of Police FC defender Henry Katongole at the GEMS Cambridge facility in Luzira where the team is currently training.
Katongole who was initially not part of the 34-man squad took part in the day’s training and is understood to have joined the team on Monday night.
According to the head coach Johnathan McKinstry, Katongole has been on the list of players who they monitored during the StarTimes Uganda Premier League Games.
“Despite our communication prior to the camp to all clubs, the informantion we got concerning certain players was not clear as we would have liked, noted McKinstry.
“We are still assessing some players like John Revita who has a knee problem and for precautionary reasons, we have brough in a center-back who was in our discussion when we were selecting the initial training squad an deserved to come in.
“We have not ruled out Revita because we are still monitoring his progress. We are confident that Henry will compete for a place at CHAN.”
KCCA FC, Proline FC and Kyetume FC players were released because their teams had Uganda Premier League engagements on Tuesday and were not part of the day two training session.
According to the coach Johnathan McKinstry there was an agreement between the Uganda Cranes Technical team and the Uganda Premier League Secretariat to release players whenever their clubs were engaged.
The Cranes will be engaged in a Pre CHAN three nations tournament in Kampala from 17th – 21st March where nations like Zambia and Mali will take part.