Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Onyango has praised the spirit of diligence and commitment exhibited by the technical team and the players for the two weeks that they had camped at Kabira Country club, Bukoto.
This was before a Cranes contingent, comprising 13 players, flew out of the country, to Abu Dhabi on Monday morning for a three week residential camp ahead of the Afcon Finals due in Egypt.
The team, led by Fufa Executive committee member Issa Magoola, made a brief stopover in Cairo city, Egypt, according to Fufa media.
“I am very impressed that the players showed a high spirit of character and dedication through the two weeks in camp at Kabira,” Onyango stated. “I also thank the technical team and the federation for preparing the team. I am indebted to the Government for the financial support and logistical support offered to the team over the years. The morale is high.”
The 13 players who left the country include captain; Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Mugabi Bevis, Muleme Isaac, Aucho Khalid, Taddeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Moses Waisswa and Murushid Jjuuko.
Another 15 players will join the group in Abu Dhabi, where they are expected to polish up their training regime and play two international build up matches.
Uganda will begin this year’s campaign against neighbour’s Dr Congo on June 22 before taking on Zimbabwe and later hosts, Egypt on June 30.
Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Bevis Mugabi, Isaac Muleme, Khalid Aucho, Taddeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Moses Waisswa and Murushid Jjuuko
Leader of Delegation: Mr. Issa Magola
Head coach: Sebastien Desabre
Assistant coach: Mathias Lule
Goalkeeper coach: Fred Kajoba
Team Doctor: Dr. Ronald Kisolo
Physiotherapist: Dr. Ivan Ssewanyana
Team Chiropractor: Dr. Charles Sebwana
Media: Ahmed Hussein
Physical Fitness trainer: Gerome D’Antonio
Kit Managers: Lawrence Kizito and Ayub Balyejusa
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