As Uganda Cranes continue preparations for the upcoming CHAN 2018 qualification matches against neighbours Rwanda due on August 12 and 18, the national team will play a friendly match with Azam FC of Tanzania today.
Azam Football Club FC is camping in Uganda for a ten-day visit and will also some local teams including Ugandan league champions KCCA FC, URA FC, Arua based club Onduparaka and Sports Club Villa before returning home for the new domestic season.
Meanwhile, the first leg between the Cranes and Rwanda’s Amavubi stars will be played at St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende, while the return leg will be played at Kigali Regional stadium, Kigali. The winner of the encounters is guaranteed a place in the final CHAN tournament that will take place next year in January.
Cranes began new life without tactician Micho Sredjovic and interim coaches Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba are now in charge of the team. Basena and Kajoba had been deputizing Micho and now enter a week since they took over the national team that is shifting its training to the Kitende stadium until the match day on Saturday August 12, 2017.
The CHAN tournament is reserved for players who feature in their respective domestic leagues across Africa, will be staged from January 11 to February 2, 2018 in Kenya.
8 August 2017
Uganda Cranes Vs Azam F.C (Tanzania)
St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende (4 pm)
Available cranes squad:
Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan, Ismail Watenga, Tom Ikara and Keni Saidi
Defenders: John Adriko, Bernard Muwanga, Savio Kabugo, Paul Musamali, Isaac Muleme, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Rashid Toha.
Midfielders: Muzamiru Mutyaba, Shafiq Kagimu, Simon Sserunkuma, Erisa Ssekisambu, Deus Bukenya, Tom Masiko, Frank Tumwesigye, Moses Waiswa
Strikers: Nelson Sentakuka, Paul Mucureezi, Derrick Nsibambi, Muhammed Shaban