Micho and Cranes players prepare for drills
Micho and Cranes players prepare for drills
Micho and Cranes players prepare for drills

Tuesday, 9/June/2015

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AFCON 2017 QUALIFIER – Saturday

Uganda v Botswana

Venue: Namboole Stadium

Charges: 20,000/-, 50,000/- and 120,000/-

As Uganda Cranes embark on another Africa Cup Nations qualifier campaign, Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic will use Tuesday’s friendly against Gambia to measure players’ progress.

 “We must forget about the failed campaigns as a nation and players, but pick lessons and experience and move on,” Micho stressed.

Cranes will kick off the 2017AFCON qualifiers against Botswana this Saturdayat Namboole Stadium as Micho looks for a fresh start.

“There will be a few changes but overall, we have to try to stay consistent,” he said.

The Serbian tactician has dropped Andy Mwesigwa, Tony Mawejje and Baba Kizito and Joesph Olaya are among the senior players not summoned for Cranes’ encounter against Botswana.

“We don’t want to throw it all overboard and start completely new again, but at the same time you want to see a couple of new faces for the first time,” He added.

Goalkeeper Denis Onyango should take over from Mwesigwa as captain
Goalkeeper Denis Onyango should take over from Mwesigwa as captain

Goalkeepers: Denis ONYANGO, Robert ODONKARA, James ALITHO,Defenders: Isaac ISINDE, Denis IGUMA, Alex KAKUBA, Denis OKOTH, Brian OCHWO, Richard KASSAGA, Shafiq BAKAKI, Hassan WASSWA,Midfielders: Derrick TEKKWO, Khalid AUCHO, Boban ZIRINTUSA, Yasser MUGERWA, Keziron KIZITO, Farouk MIYA, Saidi KYEYUNE, Wiliam LUWAGGA KIZITO, Godfrey WALUSIMBI, Brian MAJWEGA, STRIKERS:Geoffrey MASSA, Robert SSENTONGO, Brian UMONYI Yunus SENTAMU, John SEMAZI

Meanwhile; FUFA marketing department has confirmed tickets for the 2017 AFCON match between Cranes and Botswana due this Saturday are on market.

‘We have distributed the tickets to the selling points and our fan can now buy them from the authorised outlets,” Esther Musoke, the FUFA Marketing Director said.

The outlets are; SHELL – • Shell Capital (Kampala Road), • Shell Malindi (Kibuye), • Shell Bugolobi, • Shell Kireka, TOTAL, • City Centre (Opp. Uganda House), • Kireka, • Bweyogerere • Kajjansi, • Nakivubo, • Bwaise, AIRTEL SHOPS, • Shoprite – Ben Kiwanuka Street, •Bweyogerere, • Plaza Building, Jinja Road (opposite KCB Bank), KOBIL • Kobil Kawempe, • Kobil Kasubi, • Kobil Jinja Town, GAPCO: • Ben Kiwanuka Street, CITY OIL, • Namirembe Road • Martin Road, • Bombo Road, • Kamwokya, • Nakawa, • City Tyres 6th Street.

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