Uganda Cranes kicked off preparations at Lugogo for the double AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Lesotho to be played on Saturday, 13th October 2018 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Sixteen local based players took part in today’s session at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo. The session started with warm up drills and later climaxed with shooting practices.
The rest of the squad; that is the foreign based players, will join the camp early next week after their club duties over the weekend.
The final squad of 24 players for the residential camp will be named by the head coach on 7th October, 2018.
The second leg will be played in Setsoto Stadium, Lesotho on Tuesday, 16th October, three days after the first leg in Kampala.
Cranes are still on top of Group L with 4 points from two matches played. Lesotho are second with two points, on level with Tanzania while Cape Verde are bottom with no point.
The 2019 AFCON tournament will be hosted in Cameroon. The competition will be held in June and July 2019 to move it from January/February for the first time. It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
Players who were involved in training on Friday morning:
Goalkeepers: Saidi Keni, Charles Lukwago.
Outfield players: Timothy Awany, Patrick Kaddu, Moses Waiswa, Mustafa Kizza, Mustafa Mujuzi, Allan Kyambadde, Bernard Muwanga, Allan Okello, Nelson Senkatuka, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Ambrose Kirya, Taddeo Lwanga, Isaac Isinde & Bashir Asiku