CECAFA 2017 Update: Uganda Cranes Embark On Title Defence Quest

2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup:

Uganda Cranes opening Match: Monday, 3rd December

  • Uganda Cranes Vs Burundi – Kakamega (3 p.m)

The Uganda Cranes held the final training session on Sunday evening at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega ahead of the first CECAFA game against Burundi on Monday.

All the players are fit and ready for action as the tournament record winners (with 14 titles) look forward another title.

Head coach Moses Basena supervises the players through the paces during the final training session on Sunday evening

“Everything is moving on as planned. My only worry is for some of the youngsters on the team who may get stage freight. We are ready for the successful CECAFA defence” Basena noted.

Uganda is also the tournament defending champion from the last edition played in Ethiopia (2015).

The players in ball work session

The Uganda Cranes Final Contingent to Kenya for the CECAFA 2017.

Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers SC), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC), Ikara Tom (Kirinya Jinja SS)

Others: Wadada Nicholas (Vipers SC), Joseph Nsubuga (Sc Villa Jogoo), Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC), Aggrey Madoi (Police FC), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Shafiq Bakaki (Vipers SC), Bernard Muwanga (Sc Villa Jogoo), Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mucureezi Paul (KCCA FC), Allan Kateregga (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (Sc Villa Jogoo), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars FC), Derick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Hood Kaweesa (Police FC), Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Daniel Isiagi (Proline FC)

L-R: Fred Kajoba (Goalkeeping coach), Chris Kalibala, Ronald Kisolo (Team Doctor) and Joseph Kasana (Team manager) during the final training session


  • Leader of Delegation: Chris Kalibala
  • Head coach: Moses Basena
  • Assistant Coach: Wasswa Bbosa
  • Goalkeeping Coach: Fred Kajoba
  • Team Doctor: Ronald Kisolo
  • Team Coordinator: Jospeh Kasana
  • Media Officer: Lawrence Bwanika
  • Kits Manager: Saidi Lugolobi

Credit ; FUFA

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