Rebels Odur, Kalanda Contemplate CHAN Return

Tony Odur
Tony Odur

The most consistent domestic league striker in the Uganda Cranes, Tony Odur, has hinted he may be available for the CHAN. The Kampala City Council FC striker who dumped preparations ahead of the Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) to travel to Vietnam in pursuit for professional football told our us that he would anyhow join the South African bound team drafted.

Odur is already back in the country and so is midfielder Hassan Wasswa with both hoping to re-join KCCA. URA striker Frank Kalanda is also said to be returning to the country in a few days’ time.

“I cannot say categorically that I will  play in CHAN come January or not. I had tried looking at offers for me in Vietnam  and things were not favourable as yet,” Odur told Red Pepper Online sport on Sunday.

The Chan tournament that starts on January 11 is designed exclusively for players in domestic leagues, which means Odur, Wasswa and Kalanda must be affiliated to one of the domestic clubs to be legible for Chan.

Striker Frank Kalanda (R) celebrates with Hassan Wasswa as Cranes rallied to go past Tanzania 3-1 at Namboole in July and qualify for Chan. Wasswa captained Cranes in the qualifiers but both players are out of the team.
Striker Frank Kalanda (R) celebrates with Hassan Wasswa as Cranes rallied to go past Tanzania 3-1 at Namboole in July and qualify for Chan. Wasswa captained Cranes in the qualifiers but both players are looking at returning  the team.

When Micho was contacted over the three players in question, he stated: “I do not have full details on this but I will let you know on the way forward as soon as I get in touch with the three players.”

The Cranes will be making their second appearance in the CHAN competition after their poor showing in the 2011 event in Khartoum, Sudan where they made a preliminary round exit.Micho

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