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McKinstry: We are adding finer details at this stage to be fully prepared for CHAN

Uganda Cranes will wind up their preparations in Cameroon on Wednesday before being welcomed officially in Douala by the Local Organising Committee of the Total CHAN 2020 Finals.

Uganda Cranes players in one of the new training Umbro kits they are using in Cameroon

The preparations that started with a one week camp in Kampala, then moved to Yaounde for the Pre- CHAN Mini Tournament and now in Douala for a private camp, have left the head coach Johnathan McKinstry an impressed man.

Johnathan McKinstry- Uganda Cranes Head Coach

We have entered stage three of our preparations. Phase one was back in Kampala while stage two covered the Pre- CHAN Mini Tournament.

Johnathan McKinstry with players on Sunday-the same day the new Umbro training kits were used for the first time.

We shall be here for on a private training camp for six days then head to the CHAN Finals. It is just an opportunity for us to fine tune the team. We are looking at opportunities to add one percent here or two percent there. There is no major thing we want to change at this stage. The countdown is on and the boys are in good spirits. It is about adding those finer details so that we are fully prepared.

Brian Aheebwa- Uganda Cranes Striker

I am glad to have joined the team. We are training well as a team and ready to go. We are here to represent our country and get good results. These are challenges I have dreamt about always playing at this stage. I want to do the best in my position and with the help and guidance from the coaches and players, I will score goals.

Uganda Cranes striker Brian Aheebwa

The final 25 man Squad with clubs and shirt numbers in brackets.

Goalkeepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC, 1), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC, 18), Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC, 19)

Ikara Tom (Police C, 20)

Defenders: Hassan Muhamud (Police FC, 2), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC, 3), Mujuzi Musitafa (Kyetume FC, 4), Ssenjobe Eric (Police FC, 5), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC, 12), Willa Paul (Vipers SC, 15), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC, 21), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC, 24)

Midfielders: Mawejje Tonny (Police FC, 6), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC, 8), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC, 14), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC, 16), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC, 22), Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC, 25)

Forwards: Ojera Joackiam (URA FC, 7), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC, 9), Ocen Ben (Police FC, 10), Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC, 11), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC, 13), Jagason Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC, 17), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC, 23)

Goalkeepers Tom Ikara with Charles Lukwago training on Monday in Douala

Uganda’s group stage fixtures at CHAN Finals 2020

Rwanda vs Uganda 18.1.2021Stade de la Réunification-Douala8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT
Uganda vs Togo 22.1.2021Stade de la Réunification Douala8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT
Uganda Vs Morocco 26.1.2021Stade de la Réunification Douala8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT