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2017 AFCON: Day 2- Non residential training for Uganda Cranes at Nakivubo

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The Uganda Cranes have conducted day two of non residential training at Nakivubio Stadium on Thursday evening.

The team held a trial match against the Bombo based The Saints FC with the match ending 2-1 in favour of the Uganda Cranes.

The Cranes played Eleven (11) against fifteen (15) but still managed to secure a win courtesy of first half goals by Onduparaka FC Captain Muhammad Shaban and Tonny Mawejje while Moses Mulambula scored for the Saints.

After the match, KCCA FC midfielder Paul Mucureezi couldn’t hide his pleasure for playing for the National team call up.

He said that it’s any players dream to feature for the national team and therefore he has to utilise the opportunity given to him to impress the coach and fight for his Nation.

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 Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic talking to his players shortly before taking on The Saints FC in a practice match at Nakivubo stadium on Thursday evening.

“I am excited to be part of the team preparing for AFCON Finals. I have to give in the best of my ability to impress the coach so that he considers me for the final squad’ said Mucureezi

The team will take a break until Sunday when training resumes at a venue yet to be named. 21 players turned up for training today.

Cranes first half XI.

Ismail Watenga (GK), Nicholas Wadada, Richard Kasagga, Rashid Toha, Halid Lwaliwa, Denis Iguma, Keziron Kizito, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Tonny Mawejje, Yunus Sentamu and Muhammad Shaban .

Second half XI.

Benjamin Ochan (GK), Denis Okoth, Joseph Ochaya, Richard Kasagga, Timothy Awanyi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Mzamir Mutyaba Paul Mucureezi, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Edrisa Lubega and Derrick Nsibambi .

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