Uganda Intensifies Chan Preparations

Africa Nations Championships

January 12

Uganda v Burkina Faso

January 16

Zimbabwe v Uganda

January 20

Morocco v Uganda

The Uganda Cranes technical crew have adopted a tougher training schedule as the home based team goes into the second week of camping in preparation for the African Nations Championship (CHAN), in South Africa.

MichoAccording to a Cranes dressing room source, from Monday, December 23, the team will train twice in the morning and evening time as coaches try to select the best men for the tournament.

Head Coach, Micho Sredejovic said that there was little time left for the technical crew to trim the present squad from 29 players to 18, hence the need to intensify training and get the best out of the players in camp.

It’s expected that by the end of the week, the team would have been pruned down in preparation for departure to South Africa in the first week of January.

At the moment, not even the established players like Denis Guma, Savio Kabugo, Brian Majwega, Vicent Kayizzi, Nicholas Wadada and Said Kyeyune are sure of shirts, as Micho made it clear that only the fittest and the best as shown in training and practice matches would be picked for the tournament.

But according to a source on the FUFA executive committee, a meeting that among other issues discussed the Cranes preparations on Thursday dismissed all international friendly matches and residential training sessions that Micho had proposed to the federation for financial reasons.

The Uganda Cranes who are placed in Group B together with Burkina Faso, Morocco and Zimbabwe will be making their second successive appearance at the championship but the first one under the guidance of Micho.

In the first edition of CHAN in Khartoum in 2012, Uganda was eliminated at the group stages.

The Squad: Benjamin Ochan, Ismael Watenga, F. Oringa, Savio Kabugo, Nicholas Wadada, M. Mpuuga, R. Aloro, I. Kazibwe, S. Namwanja, Deniis Guma, Isaac Muleme, I. Ntege, Ayub Kisaalita, Richard Kasagga, J.Ntambi, Y.Mugerwa, Brian Majwega, Simon Okwi, Joseph Mpande, Said Kyeyune, Oscar Agaba, Vincent Kayizzi, R. Kisekka, Tom Masiko, A.Kyambadde, E.Ssentamu, C. Asiku, U. Kasumba, Francis Olaki

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