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Tony Mawejje: midfielder expresses readiness ahead of CHAN tourney

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Veteran Cranes midfielder Tony Mawejje has expressed readiness ahead of the 2021 CHAN tournament in Cameroon early next year.

Mawejje and 27 other players were summoned by the Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry on Saturday morning and started residential training on Monday morning .

“The training has been so good for starters, everyone is responding well and I think we are mentally prepared for the tournament,” Mawejje told the press after Tuesday morning training before adding;

“Me individually as a senior player, am so prepared for this tournament  because I have been there in AFCON, so I will  use that Experience to lift up the rest of the team so that we can win matches and come back home with victory.”

Mawejje is capped 83 times for Uganda and has scored 8 goals. He played at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals held in Gabon, as Uganda returned to the continental show piece after a period close to 39 years.

The Cranes, who will be taking part in their fifth consecutive CHAN tournament after featuring in the 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2018 editions, will face Rwanda on January 18 at the Stade de Unification in Douala, before tackling Togo on January 22 at the same venue. The final group game will be on January 26 against Morocco.


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