Four days into the Uganda Cranes preparations to their first 2015 Nations Cup qualifying group clash against Ghana due September 6 in Kumasi, coach Micho Sredojevic can’t raise more than 6 summoned players in drills for obvious reasons.
To be exact, the Serb worked with seven players yesterday during gym work at Paradise Fitness City at Acacia Mall and field training at Lugogo and will hope KCCA players Richard Kasagga, Brian Omony and Brian Mawega report at new base Namboole Stadium today after their Cecafa expedition.
St George’s (Ethiopia) Isaac Isinde joined on Wednesday while goalkeeper Robert Odongkara, Moses Oloya, Denis Guma and Savio Kabugo were excused by Micho and flew out to South Africa for trials at PSL side Bidvest Wits return on Friday while European based Andy Mwesigwa and Tonny Mawejje are due in at the weekend.
The Kenyan based group of Baba Kizito, Geofrey Walusimbi, Khakid Aucho and Martin Kizza are expected to join the team today.
According to the Cranes mouthpiece, Fred Katende ‘Malibu’, the team will be in Niamey for four days before arriving in the Ghanaian capital a day before lining up against the Black Stars.
Uganda held Ghana to a 1-1 draw the last time they battled the Black Stars back in 2005 during the qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup.
Meanwhile, FUFA has confirmed that only 1,234 of the 5,000 discounted tickets sold at UGX 15,000 are left on market for the Nations cup qualifier between Uganda and Guinea on 10th September, 2014 at Namboole stadium.
The ordinary tickets went on market last Wednesday to give fans a chance to enjoy a 25% discount (UGX 5,000) off the original value of UGX 20,000.
The federation is happy with the response from the fans who have bought the 3,764 tickets explains spokesman Ahmed Hussien.
The discounted tickets were due to be taken off the market by close of business yesterday (Wednesday 27th August, 2014) but FUFA extended the selling period by two extra days (Thursday and Friday) to allow fans buy them.
The Shs20, 000 tickets will go on market starting Monday 1st September, 20114. The rest of the tickets Shs50,000 and Shs120,000 are already on market.