It is finally a full house in Egypt where the Uganda Cranes team is camped ahead of their final group game of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Tanzania’s Taifa stars.
Gorica FC’s Farouk Miya, who was the only one of the 24 players missing jetted in at 4:00am. Nile Post has learnt that the Croatian based player who was meant to have arrived earlier missed his initial flight hence his late arrival.
The Forward/ Midfielder arrives shortly after the Cranes were held to a one all draw by Egyptin side el Gaish in the only trial match played in the North African country.
Moses Waiswa scored the only goal for Sebastien Desabre’s side in the 15th minute, but was cancelled out in the second stanza for them to share the spoils one all.
Mamelodi Sundowns’ shot stopper and Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango was rested for the game. Ethiopian side Adama city’s number one Robert Odongkara started inside the goal posts and kept a clean-sheet, but his second half replacement Salim Jamal was beaten for El Gaish’s equalizer.
This was the only trial match for the team in Egypt and they will travel to Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam tomorrow morning at 9:30pm aboard Ethiopian Airlines
Uganda tops group L with 13 points while Tanzania has five points, level with Lesotho, while Cape Verde is bottom with four points.
A win for Tazania will see them through should Lesotho fail to beat Cape Verde in the other group L game on the same day, while Uganda will be looking to end the qualifiers with no goal conceded.
THE 24 MAN SQUAD
Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Salim Magoola (Al Hilal, South), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)
Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Timothy Awany (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Geofrey Walusimbi (Free Agent), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Kirizestom Ntambi (Ethiopian Coffee), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania)
Khalid Aucho (Churchhill brothers, India), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Free Agent), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers, Uganda), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel FF, Denmark)
Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia) ,Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA,Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Muhammad Shaban (Raja Casablanca, Morocco), Henry Patrick Kaddu (KCCA, Uganda)