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2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes off to Lira for regional tour

Uganda Cranes have today morning departed for Lira ahead of their Northern regional tour as they prepare to face off with the Black Stars of Ghana in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

After Thursday’s evening training session at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, the national team interim head coach Moses Basena who also doubles as the gaffer for Uganda Premier League outfit UPDF Football Club named his traveling squad.

At least twenty three players were part of the drills with the presence of goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba and coach Matia Lule.

Uganda is set to host Ghana just two’s to the Pearl of Africa’s independence day celebrations in a Group E encounter of the Russia World Cup Qualifier that is slated for 7th October at Namboole.

Uganda Cranes Team travelling to Lira:
Goalkeepers: Ismail Watenga -Vipers SC, Benjamin Ochan-KCCA FC, Tom Ikara-Kirinya Jinja SS.

Outfield players: Nico Wadada-Vipers SC, Dan Bilikwalira-Vipers SC , Joshua Awori-Proline FC, Savio Kabugo-Proline FC , Timothy Awanyi-KCCA FC , Bernard Muwanga-SC Villa, Fred Okot-URA FC, Isaac Muleme-KCCA FC , Tadeo Lwanga-SC Villa, Ibrahim Kayiwa-KJSS FC, Tom Masiko-Vipers SC, Paul Mucureezi-KCCA FC, Moses Waiswa-Vipers SC, Kalyowa Emma-Soana FC, Shafic Kagimu-URA FC, Muzamir Mutyaba-KCCA FC, Derrick Nsibambi-KCCA FC, Nelson Senkatuka-Bright Stars FC & Albert Mugisa-Police FC

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier
October 7th 2017—Uganda vs Ghana

Match officials
Referee: Bennett Daniel Frazer (South Africa)
Assistant Referee 1: Adelaide Eldrick Giles Mathieu (Seychelles)
Assistant Referee 2: Marie Steve Jonathan (Seychelles)
Fourth Official: Fred Nelson Emile Louis (Seychelles)
Referee Assessor: Evehe Divine Raphael (Cameroon)
Commissioner: Omar Abubaker Yusuf Mohamed (Kenya)

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