Uganda U23 Fitness Worries Micho

Uganda Sand Cranes posted an impressive 7-6 beach soccer friendly victory against their Kenyan counterparts on Sunday at Pirates Resort Beach Resort in Mombasa.

Uganda’s national beach soccer team had beaten hosts Zanzibar 5-4 in their first international game in December 2014.

Goals by Somoka Roch(4), patient Kalyoowa Emmanuel(2) and Lwezawula Philip were enough to see Uganda Sand Cranes beat Kenya’s Harambe Sand Stars who like Uganda are in preparation for the Africa Beach Soccer Championship qualification in a fortnight.

The team that travels back to Kampala today will face Cameroon in Younde with the tournament due April next year in Seychelles and the national senior men’s team will attempt to qualify for the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup according to Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) chairman Deo Mutabazi.

In Seychelles, page the Sand Cranes will take on some of Africa’s top beach soccer teams like Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon in a bid to make the World Cup.

The best two African teams will travel for the World Cup due July 2015 in Portugal.
President Yoweri Museveni has met the United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, page Ms. Linda Thomas Greenfield, thumb at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 24th African Union Ordinary Summit of Heads of State in the Ethiopian capital.

Ms. Linda Thomas Greenfield congratulated the President on the progress so far regarding the return of peace in the Great Lakes Region and pledged her government’s support, especially on the amicable resolution to the conflict in South Sudan.

President Museveni and his guest also discussed the security situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic and South Sudan.


In another development, the President also held a meeting with a delegation from the United Arab Emirates, led by their Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Reem Ebrahim El Hashmy.

President Museveni expressed willingness to establish a strategic relationship with the Persian Gulf countries and to explore areas of mutual benefit to the two countries.

Mr. Reem Ebrahim El Hashmy informed the President that the United Arab Emirates leader, His Highness Sheikh Kalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had expressed intention to pay a return visit to Uganda.

President Museveni paid a four-day official working visit to the President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of the Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Kalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, Capital of the United Arab Emirates in December last year.

The two meetings were also attended by the State Minister International Affairs, Okello Oryem.
Uganda Cranes tactician and Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and his technical team are concerned by the fitness levels of the national Under-23 team the Kobs head of the All Africa games qualifiers next month.

“The problem is players not being involved in active football for a full month. We need to emphasize on their physical and mental fitness to make them ready for the challenge ahead, case ” Micho tells ChimpSport.

“Otherwise ‘I am impressed by the turn up of the players and their attitude. We shall build a strong team ahead of the upcoming campaign. Players must be mindful, tadalafil selection is through hard work and purely on merit, ” the Serb added.

In an unusual move, 100 players have been invited to the national Under-23 team the Kobs
In an unusual move, 100 players have been invited to the national Under-23 team the Kobs

The players are chosen from the Big League and Uganda Premier League (UPL) under Micho and Fufa technical committee chairman Hamid Juma alongside Frank Anyau, George Ssemwogerere and Sadiq Wasswa shall continue to take a critical look at the players and make wise selections.

The team will enter residential training on February 11 ahead of the first leg against Mozambique on the weekend starting February 20.

The winner of the home and away fixture plays Ghana in March for a place at the continental games to be hosted by Congo Brazzaville in September.

GOALKEEPERS (6): Isma Watenga (Vipers), Kigonya Mathias(Bright Stars), Mugabi Alex (Simba), Bugembe Ashadu (Kira Young), Majwega Michael (Lweza), Didi Mohamed (Sadolin)

DEFENDERS (18): Nsubuga Joseph (Bright Stars), Kagwa Andrew (Sc Villa), Musisi Farouk (Lweza), Nsubuga Moses (Bright Stars), Lumu Isa (Kira Young), Kiyemba Ibrahim (Lweza), Kyambadde Sadat (Police), Bakaki Shafiq (Express), Mukobe Umaru (BUL), Ssemogerere Joseph (Sadolin), Kawessa Frank (Simba), Ochwo Brian (Victoria), Bukenya Rashid (Rwenshama), Magadah Ibrahim (Entebbe), Mukisa Joseph Junior (Sadolin), Kisige Paul (Sadolin), Muwanguzi John (Soana), Katende Misi(Soana)

MIDFIELDERS (13): Miya Farouk (Vipers), Teko Derrick (Kira Young), Kizito Keziron (Vipers), Lwanga Tadeo (Express), Nkuubi Brian (Kira Young), Kiwanuka Gadaffi (Rwenshama), Mutyaba Julius (Lweza), Sempala Hashim (BUL), Otto Daniel (Victoria), Pengere Ibrahim (Entebbe), Achema Robert (BUL), Senfuka Rahumatah (Police), Kamanzi Denis (Sc Villa)

ATTACKERS (13): Kalisa Milton (BUL), Kivumbi Martin (Bright Stars), Elkanah Nkugwa (URA), Kikoyo Hassan (Bright Stars), Kasumba Umaru (Police), Kasule Abdul Kareem (Sc Villa), Batali Moses (Vipers), Malingumu Julius (Vipers), Kasibante James (URA), Kawadwa Joshua (Bright Stars), Kigongo Ronald (URA), Lwesibawa Godfrey (Express) and Lwassa Peter (URA)


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