Uganda cranes football team under the interim coach Moses Basena is set to tour northern region.The cranes will play in Lira on the Saturday 30th.09.2017 against a Northern select team before hosting Ghana at Mandela National Stadium on 7th.10.2017 in the world Cup qualifier.
Speaking to Tnt reporter on Saturday,the Fufa public relations officer (PRO) Northern region Daniel Moi confirmed the report and saying the Northern select team shall be strictly players from Lango and Acholi sub regions according to the guidelines. The team shall be guided by Bobi Obira from Lira as the Head coach and Godfrey Akena from Gulu as the assistant coach. Moi added that this regional tour is meant for spotting talents from players, coaches and referees in the region. Obira who holds a class B coaching license in a phone interview with Tnt said he has welcomed the offer and very ready to train the boys to make sure they beat the cranes squad come Saturday 30th September at Lango sports ground 4pm.His assistant Akena is a former football for good soccer academy coach who is currently guiding Savex soccer Academy Gulu in the football coaching roles. The tactician Obira guided the then Lango based Boroboro Football Club to the Uganda premier league and Sporting United Football Club to the Fufa Big league .
” I am proud to mention some of the players who went through my coaching roles,they are Hallan Okello (KCCA Fc),Oringa Franco Jogo (Soana fc),Ceaser Sapewo(KJSS fc) and many more” -Obira added.
The Northern select team from Lango and Acholi starts serious joint training on Monday 25th sept.2017 according to the coach as they wait to be in the camp two days before the September 30th game. This is the last regional tour of the year being brought by Airtel Uganda limited as the main sponsers,Nile Breweries Uganda limited and Kibo Media limited. The probable cranes squad to travel to Lira include; Onyango Denis,Benjamin Ochan,Isma watenga,Tom Ikara,Denis Iguma,Nicholas Wadada,Godfrey Walusimbi,Isaac Muleme,Isaac Isinde,Muwanga Bernard,Hassa Wasswa,Timothy Awany,Tonny Mawejje,Geoffrey Sserunkuma,Geoffrey Kizito,Mutyaba Muzamiru,Masiko Tom,Ivan Ntege,Luwagga Kizito,Marisa Milton,Ochaya Joseph, Okwi Emmanuel, Miya Faruku,Idrisa Lubega,Derick Nsibambi,Nelson Senkatuka,Kagimu Shafiq,Paul Mucurezi,Gaddafi Gadinho,John Adriko,Okot Fred,Ibrahim Kayiwa,Tadeo Lwanga.
Tnt will bring you details of this game.