Cranes Faces Shortage of Strikers In Zambia


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According to sources, Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza and Emmanuel Okwi who were part of Young Africans Sports Club during its encounter with Egyptian giants Al Ahly on Saturday, will not join the Cranes.

Young Africans will be travelling to Egypt for the return leg on Wednesday.

Godfrey Walusimbi of Gor Mahia has already been deleted from the list.

Geoffrey Kizito and Dan Sserunkuma of Gor Mahia may not turn up as their head coach Bobby Williamson is still insisting he needs them during the team’s return leg in CAF Champions’ league against Esperance of Tunisia on Saturday.

Reports further indicate that Geoffrey Massa who is currently playing for Pretoria University in South Africa is injured; implying Uganda might be facing a serious shortage of strikers.

However, the federation’s technical team still insist they will have all the players in Ndola.

“We hope to have almost all the players in Ndola and there is no worry about that so no need to comment about those who will not make it to Zambia,’’ explained one of the technical people in the federation.

Meanwhile, team Captain Andrew Mwesigwa is already in Ndola where he arrived on Sunday evening.

KCC players rested

Meanwhile, FUFA President Engineer Moses Magogo has required the Coaches and Technical Team of the Uganda Cranes to rest KCC FC players who had been selected in the 25 man squad for the International friendly with Zambia due on Wednesday 5th March, 2014 in Ndola.

FUFA believes that the latest development will help in a bid to boost the organizational and logistical preparations of KCC FC ahead of the return leg of the first round of the CAF Champions League match against Zambia’s Nkana red Devils.

However KCC FC players will still be considered for selection in future for international engagements.

“‘KCC FC is representing Uganda and considering that they were stretched playing 10 men for the long period, it must have taken toll on the players to deserve a better rest for the return game. In solidarity and support of KCC FC, let us use other players,” said Magogo

KCC FC drew 2-2 with Nkana Red Devils in a game that saw midfielder Tom Masiko shown marching orders.

The technical team will now look at other players minus KCC’s trio Brian Majwega, Ivan Ntege and Tony Odur who had been named in the initial Uganda Cranes squad.


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