Sserunkuma captains Cranes regional tour



Uganda Cranes team to the West Nile region has departed from Kampala to Arua on Friday morning.

The team of 24 players left FUFA House, Mengo in Kampala at 10:10 a.m aboard Gaagaa coach.

Save for Hassan Wasswa (flight problems from Iraq), the rest of the 22 players earlier named by the Coach Micho on Wednesday have made the team.

There are two new faces added on the team, Ken Saidi (Proline) and Julius Mutyaba (Lweza).

Geofrey Sserunkuma will skipper the side that takes on West Nile region in Arua.

FUFA second Vice President, Darious Mugoye is the head of delegation.

Head coach Micho remains positive that tour will be useful to Uganda Cranes’ AFCON 2017 Qualification campaign;

“We remain positive that the national team regional tour will be important for our preparations and campaign as we test the local players ahead of the squad naming on Wednesday, 16th March 2016,” Micho told

The Cranes remain unbeaten from the previous regional tours having opened with a 1-0 victory over Western Region.

They also defeated North East 2-0. Northern 5-0 and lately Kitara region 6-0 in Masindi.

Uganda Cranes main sponsors, Airtel Uganda and partners Nile Brweries Limited jointly run the national team’s regional tours.

Experienced striker, Sserunkuma of Lweza Football Club will captain the team.

The Full Team:

Goal Keepers: James Alitho (Vipers), Saidi Keni (Proline F.C) Mathias Kigonya (Bright Stars)

Right Back Defenders: Joseph Nsubuga (Bright Stars) and Denis Okot Oola (KCCA)

Left Back Defenders: Allan Munaaba (URA), Hassan Musana (The Saints)

Central Defenders: Bernard Muwanga, Sadat Kyambadde, Timothy Awani (KCCA)

Central Midfielders: Kizito Kezironi (Vipers S.C), Ivan Ntege (KCCA), Rahamat Senfuka (Police), Ibrahim Kayiwa (Express), Emmanuel Kalyowa (Lweza), Yunus Sibira (Bul), Sam Kintu (Express), Julius Mutyaba (Lweza F.C)

Attacking Midfielders / Strikers: Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers), Milton Kalisa (BUL), Yasin Mugume (The Saints F.C)

Forwards: Edrisa Lubega (Proline), Geoffrey Sserunkuma (Lweza)

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