National team coach Milutin Sredojević Micho has already summoned a 23 squad of the local-based players for the Northern regional tour slated to be held on Thursday 4th November 2021.
Uganda-Cranes. Courtsey Picture
The Uganda Cranes National team will have a build-up game with the Northern
region select team as they prepare for the World Cup qualifiers.
Uganda Cranes will have a double fixture next month in November
against Kenya and Mali respectively in the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers.
National team coach Milutin Sredojević Micho has already summoned
a 23 squad of the local-based players for the Northern regional tour slated to
be held on Thursday 4th November 2021. The team has three goalkeepers, seven
defenders, eight midfielders and five forwards all from the domestic league.
“The tour is part of Uganda Cranes preparations for the final two
games in group E of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at home against Kenya on
11th November and away to Mali on 14th November 2021”. FUFA said in a statement.
Last month, the Uganda Cranes started the regional tours and
played the Eastern region select team at the Mbale Municipal Stadium. Uganda
Cranes won the game 1-0 courtesy of Joachim Ojera’s goal.
Uganda Cranes will host Kenya after defeating neighbours Rwanda
twice in a doubleheader played this month. Uganda Cranes striker Fahad Bayo was
in good form after netting the two goals in either game to help Uganda complete
The players summoned include Joel Mutakubwa, Alionzi Nafian, and
Jack Komakech. Defenders include Ashraf Mandela, Paul Willa, Abdul-Aziz
Kayondo, Denis Iguma, Enock Walusimbi, Najib Fesali and Livingstone Mulondo.
Others are Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Mahad Kakooza,
Bright Anukani, Julius Poloto, Ibrahim Orit, Milton Karisa and Rogers Mato.
Forwards include Sadat Anaku, Yunus Sentamu, Steven Mukwala, Rwothomio
Cromwell and Martin Kizza.