2021 AFCON qualifiers
-Uganda vs South Sudan
St. Mary’s Kitende, Uganda
Thursday, 12-11-2020 @4pm
-South Sudan vs Uganda
Nyayo Stadium, Kenya
Monday, 16-11-2020 @4pm
The Uganda Cranes will continue preparations for the upcoming AFCON qualifiers with a double training session on Tuesday afternoon.
The team is gearing up for South Sudan, whom they will face in a double header this month.
On Tuesday, they will hold a morning session at Lugogo before setting off for Kitende where they will train later in the afternoon.
A total of 20 players are expects to attend the double session including both the foreign and local based.
All of the seven local-based players including Charles Lukwago, Disan Galiwango, Halid Lwaliwa, Karim Watambala, Shafik Kagimu, Brian Aheebwa and Patrick Mbowa have all been training since the team entered camp.
The foreign players that have arrived so far, include Derrick Nsibambi, Salim Jamal, Allan Kyambadde, Khalid Aucho, Nicholas Wadada, Emmanuel Okwi, Mike Azira, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo, Timothy Awany, Denis Onyango, Farouk Miya, Elvis Bwomono.
Two of the 20 summoned foreign based players will not be able to join the team. Alex Kakuba was ruled out due to a positive Covid-19 test while Uche Ikpeazu got injured during training last week.
The rest of the foreign based players are expected to arrive on Tuesday.
Uganda will host the first game on Thursday before travelling to Kenya for the second game on Monday, November 14.
Currently, the Cranes lead group B with four points from their opening two games while South Sudan are rooted at the bottom having lost both of their opening games.
The 20 foreign based players that were summoned
Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal, Sudan)
Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo), Alex Kakuba (CD Cova, Portugal), Elvis Bwomono (Southend, England)
Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt) Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Allan Okello (Paradou, Algeria)
Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt)
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Ashdod, Isreal), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), William Kizito Luwagga (Hapoel Kfar Saba, Israel), Uche Ikpeazu (Wycombe, England), Edirisa Lubega (Paide Linnameeskond, Estonia)
The local based players
Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC)
Galiwango Dissan (Vipers SC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa Patrick ( URA FC)
Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Watambala Karim (Vipers SC)