It has been an eventful week for they Uganda Cranes.
After several unsuccessful attempts to secure travel clearances, the Cranes finally flew out of the Country to Dubai on Wednesday night.
In Dubai, they are to hold a 9-day training camp and things are now falling into place for Johnathan McKinstry’s side that is gearing up for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers double header against South Sudan.
On Thursday, they got their preparations underway with a class-room session.
This is a way and need to understand the players much better, especially the foreign based stars.
The session was held at the JA Ocean View Hotel.
It is understood to have lasted for one hour and was also aimed at creating a strong bond among the players.
All the players, for the first time converged together with UK based Roy Jayden Onen and Elvis Bwomono who earned their first calls to the Senior Team.
McKinstry further highlighted the importance of “TEAM” as Together Everyone Achieves More-something the players digested.
While in Dubai, the Cranes will conduct more class sessions as well as training on the field of play before ending the camp with a friendly game that is yet to be confirmed.
The Cranes team in Dubai
Salim Jamal Magoola (Al Hilal Omdurman, Sudan), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume, Uganda), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)
Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Alex Kakuba (Desportivo Cova De Piedade, Portugal), Elvis Bwomono (Southend, United, England), Nicholas Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Samuel Kato (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Patrick Mbowa (URA, Uganda)
Shafiq Kagimu (URA, Uganda), Karim Watambala (Vipers, Uganda), Saidi Kyeyune (URA, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Erbil, Iraq), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers, Uganda), Jayden Onen (Reading, England), David Owori (SC Villa, Uganda), Bright Anukani (KCCA, Uganda)
Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Alexis Bbakka (Umea, Sweden), Edrisa Lubega (Paide Linnameeskond, Estonia)