The Cranes of Uganda has intensified their preparations ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and has flown out to Abu Dhabi to hold a training camp.
The training camp in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) according to the Uganda football authorities is intended help the team acclimatizes with the weather which is similar with that of Egypt where the AFCON will be hosted.
Speaking to the local media before the team departed from Egypt, Captain for the Cranes Dennis Onyango explained that moving to Abu Dhabi will help the work harder and take another step towards getting themselves ready for the continental showdown.
“The team looks in shape. The last weeks have been held to improve on our fitness level but traveling to Abu Dhabi is another step for us to acclimatize with the weather to work harder on our play and of course organize ourselves to get the right combination for the team and fight for the nation”, Dennis Onyango said.
Ahead of the tournament, Uganda has been pitted in group A together with DR Congo and Zimbabwe.
The Contingent that made the trip is made of 14 players as well as 9 other team officials. 14 more players will join the squad in Abu Dhabi later this week.
The players that made the trip:
Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Mugabi Bevis, Muleme Isaac, Aucho Khalid, Taddeo Lwanga, Kyambadde Allan, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Waisswa Moses, Murushid Juuko
Leader of Delegation -Mr. Issa Magola
Head coach: Sebastien Desabre
Assistant coach: Mathias Lule
Goalkeeper coach: Fred Kajoba
Team Doctor: Dr. Ronald Kisolo
Physiotherapist: Dr. Ivan Ssewanyana
Media: Ahmed Hussein
Physical Fitness trainer: Jerome D’Antonio
Kit Managers: Lawrence Kizito and Ayub Balyejusa