July 7, 2022

Cranes to camp in North Africa ahead of Algeria tie

By Brian Aheebwa
Cranes players celebrate Fahad Bayo's goal against Rwanda in matchday four of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at Kitende / FUFA Images

The Uganda Cranes will travel to North Africa early enough to prepare for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria, according to head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

Algeria will host Uganda on June 4 but before that, the Cranes will be in the Northern part of the continent to acclimatize to the weather conditions, according to the Serbian.

“For now, I have to confirm one trip to North Africa where we are going to adapt and acclimatize to the weather,” Micho told the media before adding.

“It will be a four-day camp as we continue preparing ourselves, because we know what the match against Algeria is.”

“It is going to be double preparation for both the games against Algeria and Niger. We are looking forward to uniting the team for a better representation of the country,” the tactician added.

The Uganda Cranes will start their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Algeria on June 4 and four days later, they will host Niger on June 8.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (St.George-Ethiopia), Giouse Bellagambi (Huddersfield Town, England), Alionzi Nafian (URA FC Uganda)

Defenders: Elvis Bwomono (IBV Iceland), Gavin Kizito (Sc Villa Uganda), James Begisa (UPDF FC, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov Czech Rep), Abdu Azizi Kayondo (Real Monarchs USA), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Timothy Awanyi (Ashdod Israel), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC Uganda), Musa Ramadan (Cincinnati USA), Livingstone Mulondo (Vipers SC Uganda) Enoch Walusimbi, (Express FC Uganda)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Yanga Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC Uganda), Marvin Joseph Youngman (Bright Stars FC Uganda), Steven Sserwadda (New York Red Bulls USA), Muzamil Mutyaba (Kiyovu Sports Rwanda), Rogers Mato (KCCA FC, Uganda), Faruku Miya (Lviv Ukraine), Allan Okello (Paradou, Algeria)

Forwards: Milton Karisa (Vipers SC Uganda), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC Uganda), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC Uganda), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (Gouna Egypt), Martin Kizza (Express FC Uganda), Emmanuel Okwi (Kiyovu Sports Rwanda), Fahad Bayo (Bnei Sakhin Israel), Derrick Kakooza (Valmiera Latvia), Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC Uganda), Muhammad Shaban (Onduparaka FC Uganda), Ibrah Sekajja (Dulwich Harmlet FC), Nathan Odokonyero (Bognor Regis FC), Tirhys Luknyomoi (AFC Port Chester FC)

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