Some of the Uganda Cranes players upon departure at the Entebbe International Airport. Photo Courtesy, FUFA.

Uganda Cranes off to Niger ahead of three Nation Tournament

Uganda Cranes off to Niger ahead of three Nation Tournament

  • Wednesday 30th June 2018

Uganda Cranes vs Central African Republic@Stade General Seyni Kountche

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Niger Vs Uganda Cranes@Stade General Seyni Kountche

Uganda Cranes flew out of the country on Monday morning (3am) aboard Ethiopian Airlines to Niamey, Niger ahead of a three nations’ tournament between 27th May to 2nd June 2018.

The Cranes will play their first game against Central African Republic on Wednesday 30th May and then Niger on Saturday 2nd June.

The team has been conducting training at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo with a number of Professional players part of it while the rest that were summoned will join the team in Ethiopia and Niger respectively.

One change was made from the team that was initially summoned by coach Sebastien Desabre with Allan Kyambadde replacing Godfrey Walusimbi who was left behind due to his club’s (Gor Mahia) local engagements.

In the opening match that was played on Sunday 27th May 2018, hosts Niger shared spoils 3-3 against Central African Republic.

Players who travelled with the team.

Charles Lukwago, Salim Jamal Magoola, Denis Iguma, Nico Wadada Wakiro, Murushid Juuko, Timothy Denid Awany, Isaac Muleme, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Kizito William Luwagga, Milton Karisa, Allan Kateregga, Shaban Muhammad, Allan Kyambadde and Faruku Miya.

Note: Denis Onyango and Emmanuel Okwi will linked up with the team in Ethiopia while Yunus Sentamu, Moses Opondo, Bevis Mugabi and Edrisa Lubega will join the team in Niger.


Issa Magoola (Leader of Delegation)

Sebastien Desabre (Head Coach)

Mathias Lule (Asst. Head Coach)

Gerome Noel Tony (Fitness Coach) to join in Casablanca.

Fred Kajoba (Goalkeeper Coach)

Ronald Kisolo (Team Physician)

Ivan Ssewanyana (Team Physiotherapist)

Crispus Muyinda (Team Coordinator)

Johnson Nyiria (Delegate)

Jamal Ngobi (Delagate)

Richard Semanda (Staff)

Hamza Kawuma Nsereko (Team Media Officer)

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