ENTEBBE – The Uganda Cranes left for Riyadh – Saudi Arabia on Tuesday evening for a training camp to prepare for the upcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge tournament.
A delegation comprising 25 players and 10 officials left Entebbe International Airport at 11:00pm aboard Qatar Airways plane.
The trip is funded by the Saudi Arabian Football Association and while there, the Uganda Cranes will play two games against the Saudi National Team – The Falcons on July 2 and 5. The team will be based in Riyadh.
The training camp will help Uganda Cranes prepare for the forthcoming Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup due mid-July and the Fifa 2022 World Cup-Russia Qualifiers that kick off in September this year.
The team is under the guidance of coach Morley Byekwaso, assisted by Simeon Massa while Stephen Billy Kiggundu is the goalkeeping coach.
Enock Walusimbi of newly declared Uganda Premier League champions Express FC has been appointed the team captain.
Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Eric Kimbowa (UPDF FC), Hassan Matovu (KCCA FC),
Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC), George Kaddu (Wakiso Giants FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC), Kenneth Ssemakula (BUL FC), Peter Magambo (KCCA FC).
Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Saidi Kyeyune (Unattached), Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (KCCA FC), Ismail Mugulusi (Busoga United FC), Salim Abdallah (SC Villa).
Stephen Mukwala (URA FC), Ivan Bogere (Wakiso Giants FC), Saddam Masereka (SC Villa), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC), Richard Bassangwa (Vipers SC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC), Derrick Kakooza (Police FC), Samuel Ssenyonjo (KCCA FC)
Rogers Byamukama – Leader of Delegation
Morley Byekwaso – Head Coach
Simeon Massa -Assistant Coach
Stephen Billy Kiggundu-Goalkeeping Coach
Bashir Mutyaba – Team Manager
Emmanuel Nakabago -Team Doctor
Lawrence Bwanika – Media Officer
Samuel Mulondo -Kits Manager
Hamza Jjunju – Fufa Delegate
Sauda Babirye – Fufa Secretariat