Uganda Cranes in Morocco for World Cup Qualifier fixture against Guinea

The Uganda Cranes have arrived in Morocco ahead of the FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifier ties against Guinea and Somalia this month. Elsewhere, the Uganda Rhinos will play Zanzibar on Thursday in the final of the ongoing 2023 Cecafa U15 championship while KCCA FC have confirmed Abdullah Mubiru as the new manager.

Uganda plays Guinea on the 17th of November before playing Somalia four days later with both games to be played in Morocco.

Today, seven foreign-based players including Richard Basangwa, Abdul Aziz Kayondo, Captain Khalid Aucho, Fahad Bayo, Rogers Mato, Bevis Mugabi and Elvis Bomono have joined the camp.

New coach Paul Put confirmed a squad of 27 players for his first official assignment since taking over from Milutin Micho Sredojevic last month and will be seeking a winning start.

Meanwhile, Uganda Rhinos were the first side to storm the 2023 Cecafa U15 championship after a 2-1 win over Tanzania in the first semifinal played at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru. Abubakali Walusimbi and Samuel Mubiru were on target for the Ugandan side while Feisal Juma pulled one back for Tanzania.

Uganda will play Zanzibar who beat South Sudan 4-2 in post-match kicks in the other semifinal after a one-all normal time draw.

The final is scheduled for Thursday at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru and Uganda will seek to defend the title they won in 2019 when the championship was last held.

Elsewhere, KCCA FC have named Abdullah Mubiru as their new manager replacing Portuguese Sergio Traguil who left the position last month.

Mubiru, a former KCC player, returns to the Lugogo-based club for the second stint after 2014 and has signed a two-year deal.

The former Police, Proline, Vipers and Uganda Cranes coach is tasked to revive the KCCA FC season after a poor start to the league and early exit from the Caf Confederations Cup.

Despite a sweet 3-1 home win over rivals Vipers on Friday, Kcca is third from the bottom with just 4 points from 7 games.

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