Uganda Cranes CHAN 2018 Fixtures
- Zambia vs Uganda, 14th Jan
- Uganda vs Namibia, 18th Jan
- Ivory Coast vs Uganda, 22nd Jan
National football team (the Cranes) contingent of 32 people comprised of Twenty five players (25) named this morning after the final training session at Africa bible University Lubowa, and seven officials have flown out today to Morocco aboard Qatar air for the CHAN championship.
Head coach Sebastien Desabre with assistants Matia Lule and Fred Kajoba had today morning dropped Godfrey Lwesibawa and Daniel Isiagi from the squad.
Surprise inclusions in the squad are; Bright stars’ less known Sheif Batte, young star Ababukar Kasule and Police midfielder Rahmat Senfuka.
The team has flown out of the country at 15:00hrs and will be accommodated in Morocco capital-Rabat where it will play two friendly matches against Congo and Cameroon before traveling 3238.8 kilometers to Marrakesh where the final tournament will be held.
Desabre, despite arriving at Entebbe international airport 30 minutes after the players and other officials had arrived, managed to join them. Though with limited time (training sessions) to evaluate each player, the two friendly matches in Rabat will be good trials matches to select his squad.
Others expected to join the team in Marrakesh is FUFA president Engineer Moses Magogo and national team coordinator Patrick Ntege according to national team media member Nsereko Africana.
The opening game of the Championship will be between hosts Morocco and Mauritania on 13th January, and the Cranes will kick off on 14th against West Africans Zambia the next day.
Cranes players to Morocco.
Ochan Benjamin, Ismael Watenga, Saidi Keni
Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Nsubuga, Timothy Awany, Bernard Muwanga, Mustapha Mujjuzi,
Aggrey Madoi, Isaac Muleme, Mustapha Kizza
Milton Karisa, Paul Mucurezi, Allan Kyambadde, Seif Batte, Rahmat Senfuka, Abubaker Kasule, Tadeo Lwanga, Moses Waisswa, Saddam Juma, Muzamil Mutyaba, Tom Masiko
Shaban Muhammad, Derrick Nsibambi , Nelson Senkatuka
National Team officials that have traveled
Head of delegation: Hamid Juma
Head coach: Sebastien Desabre
Assistant coach: Matia Lule
Goal keeping coach: Fred Kajoba
Doctor: Ronald Kisoro
Physiotherapy: Ivan Sewanyana
Media officer: Ahmed Hussein