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Two Foreign Based-Players Boost Uganda Cranes Camp Ahead of AFCON Qualifiers

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Speaking after joining the camp, Ssekagya said that playing for the Uganda Cranes was his dream, adding that he will work hard to retain his spot on the national team as well as help the team to qualify for the continental showpiece.
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Two new foreign-based players have boosted the Uganda Cranes camp ahead of their African Cup of Nations- Afcon qualifiers away opener against Algeria slated for June, 4th 2022 in Algeria. The players are Ibra Sekajja, who plays for Dulwich Harmlet FC, and Nathan Odokonyero Nathan who plays for Bognor Regis FC.

They join Tirhys Luknyomoi of AFC Port Chester FC who joined the camp earlier.  The trio was not part of the initial 33-man squad summoned by the Uganda Cranes Head coach Milutin Sredojević alias Micho.

Speaking after joining the camp, Ssekagya said that playing for the Uganda Cranes was his dream, adding that he will work hard to retain his spot on the national team as well as help the team to qualify for the continental showpiece.  

//Cue in nebaza coach okumpa …  

Cue out: so nze ndi excited,”//

Micho is expected to pick from the players as he builds a formidable force that will attack Algeria when Uganda opens TotalEnergies AFCON 2023 qualifiers’ campaign. 

But, the Serbian coach asked the new players to work hard to secure a spot on the team, adding that playing in foreign teams does not automatically guarantee them a place on the final squad that will travel to Algeria. 

The tactician revealed that he will assess the players’ performance during the training sessions to pick the crème de la Crème that will make it to the final squad. 

//Cue in: “motivation is key …    

Cue out: best of the best,"//    

Uganda Cranes kicked off preparations on May 23rd, 2022 to allow them enough time before their clash against Algeria. Uganda will open their campaign with an away fixture against Algeria in Oran before they host Niger at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende on June 8th June 2022.

Coach Micho’s side will be hoping to make amends after failing to qualify for the last edition of the continental championship that was in Cameroon. For now, Uganda Cranes is in Group F with Algeria, Niger, and Tanzania.

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