June 21, 2024

Uganda Cranes team travels to Uzbekistan for the Navruz Cup happening later this month.

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Uganda Cranes players before boarding. Photo Credit; Uganda Cranes.

A delegation of 38 Uganda Cranes team left Entebbe International Airport today morning for the Navruz Cup due to take place in Uzbekistan between 25th to 29th March 2022.

The delegation was led by FUFA Executive Committee member Issa Magoola Kakaire departed aboard the Turkish Airlines flight TK 612.

The Navruz Cup is a four nations tournament where Uganda Cranes will play with Tajikistan and hosts Uzbekistan will play Kyrgz Republic.

The third place play off and final will be held on 29th March at Markaziy Stadium in Namangan

We are using the Navruz Cup to assemble the teams that will feature in the qualifiers of CHAN 2023 and AFCON 2023 tournaments.” – Uganda Cranes Coach Micho.

There is a balance of players in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League as well as those featuring in the diaspora leagues.” He added.

Uganda Cranes played to a 1-1 draw with Buganda at Naama playground last Sunday in a regional tour match as a warm up game before they set off today.

They will open the Cup campaign with Tajikistan on 25th March 2022. On the same day, Uzbekistan shall take on Krygz Republic.

The 38-man Delegation.


Home based players.

Alionzi Nafian Legason (URA FC, Uganda), Ochan Benjamin (KCCA FC, Uganda),

Lwaliwa Halidi (Vipers SC, Uganda), Mato Rogers Kassim (KCCA FC, Uganda),

Begisa James Penz (UPDF FC, Uganda), Kizza Martin (Express FC, Uganda),

Mulondo Livingstone (Vipers SC, Uganda), Achai Herbert (KCCA FC, Uganda),

Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC, Uganda), Abdul-Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC, Uganda),

Jurua Hassan Alidro (KCCA FC, Uganda), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC, Uganda),

Marvin Joseph Youngman (Soltilo Bright Stars FC, Uganda)

Diaspora based Players.

Kristofer Kizito (Motherwell FC, Scotland), Farouk Miya (Lviv, Ukraine),

Kakooza Derrick (Valmiera, Lativa), Bayo Fahad Aziz (Bnei Sakhnin, Israel),

Khalid Aucho (Young Africans SC, Tanzania), Mugabi Bevis, Kyambadde Allan (El Gouna, Egypt),

Lukwago Charles (St George, Ethiopia),

Ndondhi Moses Waiswa (Super Sport United, South Africa),

Kristofer Kizito (Motherwell FC, Scotland Okwi Emmanuel Arnold (Kiyovu Sports, Rwanda),

Serwadda Steven (New York Red Bulls II, USA)

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