Uganda Cranes invited to face Taifa Stars in 60th Independence day celebrations


The Uganda National Football Team, The Cranes have been invited by the Tanzanian Football Federation to take part at the country’s 60 years independence day celebrations.

The Uganda Cranes will battle Taifa Stars on 9th December, a day that the East-African country  gained its Independence from the Europeans 60 years ago.

18 players have already been summoned by Uganda Cranes head Mulutin Sredjovic for the Tanzanian game, and micho says this match gives him an opportunity to test other players ahead of the  CHAN qualifiers next year.

“We have started our preparations for the CHAN 2022 qualification campaign in Algeria” Micho said before adding; ” This give us an opportunity to widen the pool of players”

With the league still going on, Micho has thanked some clubs for allowing their players take part in this friendly with the on-going busy league schedule.

” I thank coaches and teams that have stretched and allowed us to use some of the players bearing in mind that the league has not been stopped”

Aside from striker Patrick Henry Kaddu, all other players summoned came from the Uganda Premier League.

Players Summoned

Joel Mutakubwa (ExpressFC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC)

James Begisa (UPDF FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Najib Fesali (URA FC), Joseph Bright Vuni (Arua Hill SC), Farouk Katongole (URA FC)

George Kasonko (BUL FC), John Byamukama (Express FC), Joseph Akandwanaho (Express FC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Steven Munguchi (Gaddafi FC), Frank Ssenyondo (Wakiso Giants FC), Frank Mulimi (Gaddafi FC)

Ivan Asaba (Vipers SC), Alfred Leku (Arua Hill), Samuel Ssenyonjo (KCCA FC), Patrick Kaddu (Unattached)

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