Uganda Cranes Ready To Face Eastern Region Select In Tour Match At Mbale Municipal Stadium
The stage is set for Uganda Cranes (team of StarTimes Uganda Premier League) away against Eastern region select side at the Mbale Municipal Stadium on Saturday, 25th September 2021.
Uganda Cranes travelled to Mbale on the match eve in the morning and held the last training session later in the evening.
Head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic disclosed that this match will help the national team prepare for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
Micho acknowledged that he has very good memories of Eastern Uganda, aside
‘I have fond memories of Eastern Uganda. It is where great talents that have served this country come from like the late Edwin Hasule. The match against the Eastern region will therefore present a perfect test for the locally-based players,’ Micho stated after the last training session.
Uganda Cranes team to Eastern Uganda:
Goalkeepers: Nafian Alionzi (URA), Simon Tamale (Soltilo Bright Stars), Jack Komakech (Vipers)
Defenders: Innocent Wafula (KCCA), Ashraf Mandela (URA), George Kaddu (Wakiso Giants), Herbert Achai (KCCA), Denis Iguma (KCCA), Geofrey Wasswa (KCCA), Musa Ramathan (KCCA), Najib Fesali (URA), Patrick Mbowa (URA)
Midfielders: Shafik Kagimu (URA), Ibrahim Wamanna (UPDF), Julius Poloto (KCCA), Joackim Ojera (URA), Mubaraka Nsubuga (Police), Ashraf Mugume (KCCA), Rogers Mato (KCCA)
Forwards: Jude Ssemugabi (Mbarara City), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA), Davis Kasirye (KCCA), Happy Sadat Anaku (KCCA)
Eastern Region Select Team:
Goalkeepers: Edward Kasibante (Kataka FC), Stephen Mukamba (Mbale Heroes), Wilson Ochepa (Sky Sports)
Defenders: Stephen Namisi (Kataka), Ibrahim Pengere (Admin), Peter Lusumbula (Kataka), Robert Edmond Otim (Admin), Tiff Kahandi (Kataka), Ismail Saadi (Busia young)
Midfielders: Ivan Jakuma (Sky Sports), Francis Odong (Kataka), Bosco Lunyoro, (Mbale Heroes), Raymond Othieno (Admin), Zanuni Mugoya (Admin), Ousama Kayemba (Kataka Academy), Fahadi Aniko (Busia Young),Bonefansio Chediko (Busia Young), Jack Obwana (Mbale Heroes)
Forwards: Lawrence Oloboro (Kataka), Edmond Wamboka (Mbale Heroes), Emmanuel Mukisa (Kataka), Muhamundu Byafula (Namusula)