- AFCON Cameroon 2019 Qualifiers (Group L)
- Saturday, 17th November
- Uganda Cranes Vs Cape Verde – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4 PM)
The succulent fruit of committed and dedicated service is always publicly evidenced and handsomely rewarded subsequently.
In sporting parameters, it always goes without saying, the efforts injected in training sessions are sometimes replicated in real action during competitive encounters.
Footballer Viane Sekajugo, now at West Nile based club Onduparaka no doubt has worked hard week in, week out.
Like many sportsmen world over, Sekajugo’s dream has always been to represent his country of birth. The dream will soon be realized following his maiden summon to the Uganda Cranes.
The winger has been one of the most on-form players in the country right from the FUFA Provinces tournament (The FUFA Drum) through to his club, scoring key goals in the process.
Sekajugo has been named in the 30 man provisional squad released by head coach Sebastien Desabre in preparation of two up-coming international matches against West African opposition – Cape Verde and Nigeria.
Against Cape Verde, Uganda Cranes will host the West Africans on 17th November 2018 at the Mandela National Stadium in a crucial AFCON 2019 Group L qualifier where they need at least a point to make the final tournament.
Three days later, Uganda Cranes will travel to Nigeria for an international friendly match that will be played in Asaba.
The 30-man team begins training on Friday, 9th November 2018 with the local legion.
Head of media affairs at FUFA, Ahmed Hussein confirmed the programme as quoted by the federation website;
The non-residential training programme will start on 9th November with 14 local based players at Lugogo. The 16 foreign based players summoned will join camp as per FIFA stipulated international break rules.
Besides Sekajugo, other locally based players on the team are; Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka), Charles Lukwago (KCCA), Yayo Lutimba Kato (Vipers), Timothy Denis Awany (KCCA), Bernard Muwanga (KCCA), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya-Jinja S.S), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC), Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC) and Dan Sserunkuma (Vipers SC).
Meanwhile, there is a planned regional tour match between the U-23 team and Buganda team at the Bukalasa Agricultural Institute playground on Sunday, 4th November 2018.
Summoned Uganda Cranes team
- Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda), Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC, Uganda)
- Right Backs: Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania)
- Left Backs: Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Yayo Kato Lutimba (Vipers SC, Uganda)
- Central Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Timothy Dennis Awanyi (KCCA F.C, Uganda), Bernard “Scholes” Muwanga (KCCA FC, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja S.S, Uganda)
- Holding Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC)
- Creative Midfielders: Allan “Dancing Rasta” Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC, Uganda),
- Forwards: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Dan “Muzeyi” Sserunkuma (Vipers SC, Uganda), Vianne Sekajugo (Onduparaka F.C, Uganda), Emma Okwi (Simba SC, Tanzania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt)