Ahmed Hussein, the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA Communications Director says that the game will be played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
The Uganda Cranes has been invited to play Tanzania’s side, the Taifa Stars in an International Friendly game to commemorate Tanzania’s 60 years of Independence.
Ahmed Hussein, the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA Communications Director says that the game will be played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Tanzania will be celebrating its independence on Thursday.
The Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has summoned 18 locally-based players that will travel to Tanzania.
Micho says that the game comes at a time when the team is also arranging to commence preparations for the 2022 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), adding that the game will help the technical team.
“We have started preparations for the qualification campaign of CHAN 2022 in Algeria. This gives us the opportunity to widen the pool of players.
In the same development, the local soccer governing body- FUFA confirmed that Uganda Under 20 Women’s National Team will also play the Tanzania side on December 9. This will also help the junior ladies as they prepare for the return leg against South Africa in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers slated for 17th December.
The players summoned for the Cranes include two goalkeepers, Joel Mutakubwa from Express FC and Jack Komakech from Vipers SC. Defenders include James Begisa, Ibrahim Juma, Najib Fesali (URA FC), Joseph Bright Vuni, and Farouk Katongole
Midfielders summoned include George Kasonko, John Byamukama, Joseph Akandwanaho, Travis Mutyaba, Steven Munguch, Frank Ssenyondo, and Frank Mulimi while the forwards include Ivan Asaba, Alfred Leku, Samuel Ssenyonjo, and Patrick Kaddu