Uganda Cranes recently set off for Uzbekistan to participate in the four-nation tournament (Navruz Cup). The lot departed the country on Tuesday morning.
The 38-man delegation set off from Entebbe International Airport aboard Turkish Airlines on flight TK 612.
Among the 38-man delegation, 24 of them are players and 14 of them are officials. 13 of the players are locally based in Uganda and the other 11 are internationally based.
A last-minute change saw Vipers’ left-back Abdul Aziz Kayondo replace his teammate, forward Yunus Junior Sentamu.
The squad is also strong and has the returning captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruk Miya, Allan duo of Okello, and Kyambadde. It also has Aucho Khalid, U-20 AFCON top scorer Derrick Kakooza, Moses Waiswa, Charles Lukwago among others.
“We are using the Navruz Cup to assemble the teams that will feature in the qualifiers of CHAN 2023 and AFCON 2023 tournaments. There is a balance of players in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. And also those featuring in the diaspora leagues,” Milutin Sredojevic, Uganda Cranes head coach said via the FUFA Website.
Uganda Cranes was invited for the 2022 Navruz Cup in Uzbekistan between 25th to 29th March for the four-nation tournament that has Tajikistan, hosts Uzbekistan and Kyrgz Republic.
Meanwhile NEWSLEXPOINT.com recently reported that Uganda Cranes landed an invitation to a four national mini-tournament (2022 Navruz Cup) in Uzbekistan, central Asia.
Uganda is among the four countries that will take part in this tournament between 25th to 29th March 2022.
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