2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier
Group E: Uganda vs Congo Brazzaville
At 4pm on 12th November, 2016
Charges: 25,000/- (Ordinary), 60,000/- (VIP) and 150,000/- (VVIP) (Tickets go on market today-same centres as used in the game Uganda vs Comoros will be used)
Venue: Mandela National stadium, Namboole
Algerian referees to handle Uganda vs Congo Brazzaville
Referee: Abid Charef Mehdi
Assistant Referee 1: Etchiali Abdelhak
Assistant Referee 2: Gourari Mokrane
Fourth Official: Necib Redouane
Referee Assessor: Kalombo Bester (Malawi)
Commissioner: Habimana Aimable (Burundi)
Defender Ronald Mukiibi who plays for Swedish topflight side Östersunds FK has jetted into the country ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World cup qualifier at Namboole stadium. Mukiibi will join the rest of the squad at today’s open training session at the same stadium that will hot the match this weekend.
‘Mukiibi has arrived and he will take a rest at the team hotel in Naalya and later have a meeting with the Technical team headed by Cranes coach Milutin Sredojevic. he will be provided with the day’s programme as released by the Cranes coach’ said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.
‘One player Mike Azira who plays for Colorado Rapids in the MAjot Legaue Soccer-US will join the camp tonight. we are looking forward to receiving him in camp’ added Hussein
14 Players reduced from camp
Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic says that the players reduced from the camp are still part of future plans laid out for Uganda Cranes. The Serbian coach is busy planning for Saturday’s tie against Congo Brazzaville in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier at Mandela National stadium.
Micho has now reduced his squad by 14 players and these are; Derrick Nsibambi, Yunus Sentamu, Joseph Nsubuga, Vitalis Tabu Abdul MAlik, Idris Lubega, Saddam Juma, Okoth Denis, Kassaga Richard, Lwaliwa Khalid, Kizito Keziron, Erisa Sekisambu, Lwesibawa Godfrey, Kayiwa Allan, Kagimu Shafik.
‘The players reduced from camp are still part of the future plans with Uganda Cranes. We have the CECAFA tournament coming up and other international engagements for the National team before the close of the year’ Micho told fufa.co.ug
‘I will engage these players after the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville’ added Micho who led Uganda Cranes to the 2017 AFCON Finals for the first time since 1978.
Players in camp
Robert Odongkara, Benjamin Ochan, Salim Jamal, Dennis Onyango, Ismail Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Murushid Juuko, Joseph Ochaya, Tonny Mawejje, Moses Oloya, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Dennis Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Yassar Mugerwa, Shafiq Batambuze, Faruku Miya, William Luwagga Kizito, Geoffrey Massa, Khalid Aucho, Awanyi Timothy , Muhammad Shaban, Muzamil Mutyaba and Ronald Mukiibi.