2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes leave for Egypt


  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Group E)
  • Tuesday, 5th September 2017
  • Egypt Pharaohs Vs Uganda Cranes – Borg El Arab Stadium, 8:45 p.m

Uganda Cranes line up against Egypt

Uganda Cranes departed for Egypt ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier return leg in the wee hours of Sunday.

The 20 man traveling team has no surprise faces as all players who featured in the 1-0 victory at home on Thursday made the cut.

Of the 23 man team that was named for the first leg, three players have failed to make the cut. Right back Dennis Iguma as well as midfielders Tom Masiko and Shafic Kagimu.

In Alexanderia, the team will be accommodated at Raddison Blue Hotel and will hold their first training session on Sunday evening and the final training on Monday at 8:45 p.m.

Traveling Team

Players

  • Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Ismail Watenga, Benjamin Ochan
  • Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Isaac Muleme, Bernard Muwanga
  • Midfielders: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, William Luwagga Kizito, Milton Karisa
  • Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi and Geoffrey Sserunkuma

Officials

  • FUFA President: Moses Magogo
  • Leader of Delegation: Hamid Juma
  • Technical Officials: Moses Basena (Head coach), Matia Lule (Assistant coach), Fred Kajoba (Assistant coach), Ibrahim Sekagya (Assistant coach)
  • Medical Team: Dr. Ronald Kisolo, Ivan Ssewanyana (Physiotherapist)
  • Team manager: Chris Muyinda
  • Media: Ahmed Hussein and Abu Zikusooka (102.1 FUFA fm)
  • Other Officials: Santos Tabu, Deo Mutabazi, Sumaya Kiwanuka