Micho Trims Cranes Squad Ahead Of World Cup Qualifier Clashes With Rwanda

Micho (M) with his assistant coach, Moses Masena (L)

Micho (M) with his assistant coach, Moses Masena (L)

Head Coach, Sredojevic ‘Micho’ Milutin has reduced the Uganda Cranes squad to 28 players ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier matches against Rwanda on October 7 and 10.

The team of local players held a training session on Wednesday morning at the Omondi Stadium, Lugogo where the technical team took the players through drills that helped on strength, power and mobility.

Uganda Cranes Performance coach Franck Plaine addressing the players during training at Lugogo on Wednesday morning

After the session, the head Coach Sredojevic Milutin reduced the squad to 28 players while the other five have been placed on the standby list. 

The dropped players include Vipers SC midfielder, David Bagoole, Wakiso Giants left back, George Kaddu, UPDF’s Ibrahim Wammanah, URA winger Joachim Ojera and new KCCA signing Davis Kasirye.

Players in camp:  
Goalkeepers: Mutakubwa Joel (Express FC), Alionzi Nafian (URA FC), Tamale Simon (SoltiloBright Stars FC)

Defenders: Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Wafula Innocent (KCCA FC), Mandela Ashraf (URA FC), Achai Herbert (KCCA FC) , Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC) , Walusimbi Enock (Express FC), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Najib Fesali (URAFC), Mulondo Livingstone (Vipers SC), Waswa Geofrey (KCCA FC), Ramadan Musa (KCCA FC), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Mbowa Patrick (URA FC), Kakooza Mahad (Express FC), Kagimu Shafik(URA FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mato Rogers, Poloto Julius (KCCA FC), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC), Kizza Martin (Express FC)

Strikers: Sentamu Yunus (Vipers SC), Mukwala Stephen (URA FC), Rwothomio Cromwell (URA FC), Anaku Sadat (KCCA FC), Aheebwa Brian (KCCA FC

A number of foreign based players will join the camp early next week. Uganda Cranes sit third in Group E with two points from two matches while Rwanda are just below with a single point.

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