Some of the players pose for a group photo before departing for Katakwi

Uganda Cranes team has set off from Kampala to the North East region ahead of a tour match in Katakwi on Saturday.

The team departed from FUFA Headquarters in Mengo, Kampala on Friday morning led by the head coach Johnathan McKinstry who will be on the touchline for the very first time under the regional tours arrangement.

Allan Okello, Samuel Kato, Hassan Senyonjo, Vianne Sekajugo and Edrisa Lubega are the players who miss out from the travelling squad from the initial summoned squad.

The tour is in line with the preparations for the upcoming Uganda Cranes participation in the 2020 CHAN tournament in Cameroon and also taking the Uganda Cranes brand to the masses.

Some of the players will be selected for the senior team when Uganda take on Burkina Faso on Wednesday, 13th November before hosting Malawi on Sunday, 17th November at the Mandela National Stadium in the 2021 Afcon qualifiers.

Previously the Cranes have also visited the Western Region (Mbarara), North East (Soroti), Northern (Gulu), Kitara (Masindi), West Nile (Arua), Buganda region (Masaka) and the Eastern Region (Mbale).

Squad

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), James Alitho (URA FC)

Outfield Players: Paul Willa (Vipers SC),  Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), John Revita (KCCA FC),  Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Joachim Ojera (URA FC),  Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Fahad Bayo (Vipers  SC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC).

Uganda Cranes Regional Tour

9th November 2019

North Eastern Select vs Uganda Cranes

Katakwi Ground – 4 pm