Goalie Odongkara, Isinde join Cranes Camp Ahead of Crucial Afcon Challenge

Fri, 11th July: Uganda Vs Seychelles – Build up game (At Lugogo)

Mon, 14th July : Uganda Vs Malawi – 2nd Build up game (At Namboole)

Tues, 15th – Fri, 18th July: Daily Training 

Sat, 19th July : Uganda Vs Mauritania (AFCON 2015 1st leg qualifier) – At Namboole


Robert Odongkara
Robert Odongkara

St George duo of Goalie Robert Odongkara and defender Isaac Isinde joined the Uganda Cranes Sky Hotel camp on Tuesday and trained with the rest of the players in the afternoon session at Namboole Stadium according to FUFA.

The two join the other foreign based players already in the camp whose respective domestic leagues came to a close.

They are , the Tanzanian trio of Brian Omony (free agent), Hamis ‘Diego’ Kizza,  Emmanuel Okwi (Yanga) and Ghana based Joseph Ochaya.

The rest of the players in the camp comprises of the local based group who have been playing in the Uganda Cranes Na – Mutima regional tours across the country.

Team training resumed on Wednesday morning at 7 a.m for a duration of one and a half hours.

Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic does not expect an easy game against Mauritania after it emerged that Cranes would-have-been opponents in the 2015 preliminary qualifiers, Equatorial Guinea, have been disqualified.

Before that crucial fixture, the team will play two international build up games, the first against Seychelles this Friday at Lugogo and the second against Malawi, two days later.

Equatorial Guinea were on Thursday disqualified from the competition qualification after continental football body Caf ruled against them following a protest brought by Mauritania Football Federation (MFF).

Mauritania protested Equatorial Guinea’s fielding of Thierry Fidieu Tazemeta in previous round playoff, which the former won 1-0 in Nouakchott.

But despite Mauritania being ranked by Fifa at 137, 51 places below Uganda and 35 adrift of Equatorial Guinea, Micho does not expect cheaper opposition.

Winners over the two legs will join qualifying Group E that has four-time African champions Ghana, Togo and Guinea.

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