Uganda Cranes coach Mulitin Sredojevic

Uganda Cranes coach Mulitin Sredojevic

Uganda Cranes is due to play Gambia in an international friendly on Tuesday, Botswana in their opening match of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers and the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Tanzania in Zanzibar on June 20.

A joint squad of 35 is undergoing training. Onyango was at the stadium although he did not join the rest in training on Wednesday.

Gambia is expected to jet in on Saturday where they will play two friendly matches with the Uganda Cranes before proceeding for their AFCON qualifier against South Africa on June 13.

Senior players, who joined the training earlier include strikers Geoffrey Massa, Alex Kakuba, Denis Iguma and Robert Sentongo.

Luwaga Kizito is also expected to join training before the CHAN and the senior Cranes team can be separated for camp and specialised training.

Cranes coach Milutin ?Micho? Sredojevic expressed his happiness at senior players Geoffrey Massa and Robert Sentongo?s presence.

For South Africa based players, facing Botswana is not a challenge as many of the national team players also trade their professional business at South African clubs.

Cranes squad: Dennis Onyango, Brian Bwete, Mathias Kigonya, Julius Ntambi, Isaac Isinde, Denis Okot, Deus Bukenya, Farouk Musisi, Alex Kakuba, Brain Ochwo, Martin Mpuga, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Henry Katongole, Sylivester Okello, Shafik Bakaki, Richard Kasagga, Boban Zirintusa, Muzamil Mutyaba, Yasser Mugerwa, Patrick Mbowa, Tadeo Lwanga, Frank Kalanda, Saidi Kyeyune, Robert Sentongo, Geoffrey Massa, Brian Majwega, Derrick Tekkwo, Alex Kitatta, Farouk Miya, Fahad Muhammed Toko, Yunus Sentamu, Keziron Kizito, John Ssemazzi, Luwagga Kizito.

International friendly

Uganda v Gambia (June 9)

Africa Nations Cup Qualifier

Uganda v Botswana (June 13)

By Swalley Kenyi, The New Vision

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