Vipers coach, Kajoba, misses Cranes trip

The Uganda Cranes, who entered a local camp on Thursday, will depart for a training tour in Dubai on Sunday ahead of the resumption of the Afcon 2021/22 qualifiers.

Fred Kajoba

However, one special man, who is behind Uganda Cranes success story with goalkeepers, will be missing on that Emirates flight.

Cranes goalkeeping coach and Vipers head tactician, Fred Kajoba, will miss the trip through illness, his club confirmed.

Kajoba’s goalkeeping coach at Vipers, Ibrahim Mugisha, has been brought in to fill the void.

The training camp in Dubai starts October 6 to 13 as the Cranes prepare for their Afcon 2022 back-to-back qualifying clashes against South Sudan next month.

Thirteen StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) players, currently in camp in Kampala, will be joined by their foreign based counterparts in Dubai.

The 13 players in camp at the Cranes Paradise hotel, Kisaasi, Kampala:

GOALKEEPERS: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC)

OUTFIELD PLAYERS: Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), David Owori (Sports Club Villa), Bright Anukani (KCCA FC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Samuel Kato (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC)

OFFICIALS: Johnathan Mckinstry (Head Coach), Abdallah Mubiru (First Assistant coach), Charles Livingstone Mbabazi (Second Assistant coach), Ibrahim Mugisha (Goalkeeping coach), Nakabago (Team Doctor), Ayub Balyejusa (Equipment Manager), Geoffrey Massa (Team manager), Paul Mukatabala (National Teams Officer), Ronald Lusulire (Media officer).

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