The Uganda Cranes held their first training session in Dubai on Thursday, October 8, in the evening.
This came after a morning class-room session at he JA Ocean View Hotel in the morning.
Johnathan McKinstry’s side is in Dubai for a 9-day training camp as they build up for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers double header against South Sudan.
Thursday’s training saw the players undergo body fitness drills, footwork, ball work as well as a ten aside high intensity and pressing practice match.
All the 21 players took part in the session including Elvis Bwomono and Jayden Onen, who ply their trade in England.
It was also their maiden session with the Cranes as they hope for their debut in the national colours.
The camp is also in line with the 2020 Cameroon CHAN Tournament.
Players who took part in the first training session
Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), David Owori (SC Villa, Uganda), Bright Anukani (KCCA, Uganda), Saidi Kyeyune (URA, Uganda), Paul Mbowa (URA, Uganda), Samuel Kato (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA, Uganda), Karim Watambala (Vipers, Uganda), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Elvis Bwomono (Southend United), Salim Jamal (Al Hilal Omdurman, Sudan), Roy Jayden Onen (Reading, England), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Allan Kateregga (Erbil SC, Iraq).
Ronnie Kalema (Leader of delegation), Johnathan McKinstry (Head coach), Abdallah Mubiru (Assistant Coach), Livingston Mbabazi (Assistant Coach), Ibrahim Mugisha (Goalkeeping Coach), Alexander McCarthy (Fitness Trainer), Felix Ayobo (Sport Scientist), Emmanuel Nakabago (Doctor), Regan Innocent Baluku (Doctor), Samuel Mulondo (Kitman), Geoffrey Massa (Team manager), Paul Mukatabala (Team officer), Ronald Lusulire (Media Officer