Newly crowned footballer of the year Robert Ssentongo will join the Cranes team laste for the International build-up game against Malawi on August 15 as he is in Johannesburg undergoing trials with SuperSport FC.
Uganda’s footballer of the year Robert Ssentongo will join the Cranes team last for the international build-up game against Malawi on August 15 as he is in Johannesburg undergoing trials with SuperSport FC.
Rogers Mulindwa, spokesperson for the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), told URN that the striker is still busy trying out his luck with South Africa’s top side SuperSport. Cranes goalkeeper Dennis Onyango and Brian Umony have played for the same team before in previous seasons.
Ssentongo, who was top scorer in the national League last season and also scored many goals to lead URA FC to the quarter finals of the Cecafa Kagame Club Championships in Tanzania, has previously played for Tanzania’s Young Africans and Simba FC.
Cranes will use the build-up to prepare for the tough game against African champions Zambia next month in the first leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Mulindwa also revealed that key players like Andy Mwesigwa, and Onyango will not be available, while striker Geoffrey Massa is ruled out after undergoing an operation.
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But the Federation spokesman added that they are still weighing options if the friendly will be viable especially if many International players fail to show up.
The Cranes team however started training this morning under the watchful eye of Scottish born tactician Bobby Williamson. The likes of Isaac Isinde, Mike Sserumaga, Hamis Kiiza, Simeon Masaba and Geoffrey Walusimbi among others all attended the first training session at Namboole Stadium.
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