Goalkeeper Dennis Onyango is expected to fly back to Uganda this evening to join the Uganda national team ahead of a crucial second leg 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar.
Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic told sources this morning that Onyango will be on the plane this afternoon and should join the team for training tomorrow.
The Cranes, who lost the first leg 2-1 last weekend, will host the Madagascar team on May 31st in a game they must win. Onyango, who also missed the Nedbank Cup final against Orlando Pirates last weekend, has been nursing an injury after getting 10 stiches to his forehead.
He missed the Cranes’ first leg clash away to Madagascar together with St George goalkeeper Robert Odonkara, who was also injured. “Having all these key players back in the team, including University of Pretoria’s Geoffrey Massa and Tonny Mawejje from Norway, will be a big boost for us,” added the coach.
The team’s media officer Fred Katende also confirmed that Daniel Sserunkuma, Godfrey Kizito and Khalid Aucho, who returned to Kenya to feature for their clubs in league games, are expected back over the weekend.
The Cranes, who last qualified for the 1978 AFCON played in Ghana, need a 1-0 win or victory by a two-goal margin to qualify for the final phase of the preliminary round.
If they qualify the Cranes will face the winner between Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea in the final round ahead of the group stages.