We want to beat Lesotho home and away – Saddam


Uganda Cranes midfielder Ibrahim Sadam Juma has revealed the team’s target ahead of their tie against Lesotho at Namboole Stadium in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

Emmanuel Okwi and Ibrahim Sadam Juma (right) during the new Uganda Cranes kit launch on Wednesday

Speaking to journalists after the team’s Wednesday training at Mandela National Stadium, Sadam who turns out for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club in the Uganda Premier league noted the need to secure the six points from the double header.

We need six points. We are aware of the threat posed by a team as Lesotho. Therefore, we can not underrate them.

Sadam, one of the eight locally based players on the final 24-man team in residential camp says that they are willing to improve upon the mistakes conducted in the Tanzanian game.

We ought to improve upon the mistakes from the last game against Tanzania especially about scoring. There is need to maintain creating the chances and converting the chances. The mood in the camp is high and positive. We shall not disappoint.

On Wednesday, the Uganda Cranes conducted a double session.

The evening session was conducted on a slippery surface following the afternoon downpour.

The Full 24 man Uganda Cranes squad

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundown, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)

Defenders: Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish, Egypt)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia ), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda)

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda)


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