Basena, Kajoba takeover Uganda Cranes job

Uganda Cranes assistant coaches Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba will take care of the national football team until after its next two matches.

This because Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has appointed the two to take charge of the team on interim basis as it searches for another tactician.

The appointment comes two days after hitherto Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredejovic announced his departure to South Africa.

FUFA President Moses Magogo told the media at FUFA House in Mengo, on Monday that the appointment of Basena and Kajoba was a consensus with former players of the national team.

“We convened with immediate former players and made a decision to hand the national team to Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba as interim coaches until the CHAN 2018 and FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Rwanda and Egypt respectively. We shall give them (Basena and Kajoba) all the necessary support,” Magogo said.


Uganda Cranes next match is 2018 CHAN qualifier against Rwanda next month and a World Cup qualifiers against Egypt.

Uganda holds Ethiopia to goalless draw in Hawassa

Uganda Cranes secured a goalless draw against the Ethiopian national team in an international friendly match at Hawassa City Stadium in Hawassa on Saturday.

The game was one of the two lined for Uganda National team as it prepares for their first 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier match against Cape Verde next weekend. 

Uganda Cranes Micho Sredejovic said after the game that he achieved what he expected from the friendly as both sides offered sufficient challenges expected from them.

Uganda Cranes will now head for their second friendly match against Senegal in Dakar on Tuesday before facing Cape Verde Islands next Saturday.

First choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango and KCCA FC players, who have CAF matches to play on Saturday will join the Cranes tomorrow (Sunday) as the Cranes head for the friendly against Senegal.

All the players on the squad including substitutes save for second choice goalkeeper Said Keni played the game.

The starting line up had Ismael Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Bernard Muwanga, Murshid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Robert Kakeeto, Ntambi Crizestom, Faruku Miya, Emmanuel Okwi

Substitutes: Said Keni, Savio Kabugo, Deus Bukenya, Martin Kizza, Nelson Senkatuka, Muhammad Shaban, Milton Kariisa


Uganda Cranes hope to finish with South Sudan at Lugogo

Uganda Cranes hope to finish their job against South Sudan when they host the neighbours in the second round return leg of the Africa Nations Championships at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday.

Despite several attempts at goal, the Cranes could only manage a goalless draw in Juba on Friday.

Team captain Geoffrey Serunkuma missed a penalty awarded to Uganda after South Sudanese goalkeeper Daniel Khemis kicked Milton Kariisa in the chest.  

The winner on aggregate over the two legs will play either Tanzania or Rwanda for a slot at the CHAN tournament in Kenya January, 2018.

The biannual CHAN finals will be held in Kasarani, Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa in Kenya in January, 2018.

Other than the hosts, no other country has qualified for the final yet.

KCCA FC crowned Azam Uganda Premier League champions

KCCA FC are the 2017 Azam Uganda Premier League Champions with 66points in 30 games played.

The Kasasiro boys had won the title with two games to go but they were crowned after their last game which 2-1 with Sadolin Paint at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo today.

It was their second successive league victory with Coach Mike Mutebi at the helm. Overall, the title is KCCA’s eleventh trophy.

KCCA will now focus on their forthcoming group stage CAF Confederation Cup match against Club Africain of Tunisia on Tuesday.

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