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Mathias Kigonya Joins Uganda Cranes Camp

Goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya is the latest foreign-based player to join the Uganda Cranes camp.

The team is training daily at Omondi stadium in Lugogo as they prepare to face Bafana Bafana away on June 10 in an international friendly.

Kigonya was part of the Thursday session, as the training entered day four.

The goalkeeper has been in fine form at Tanzania side Azam FC since joining from Forest Rangers at the start of the year.

Azam FC are third on the log with 60 points, behind leaders Simba (64) and Young Africans (61).

Kigonya training with Cranes in March. FUFA

Kigonya received a national call up earlier this year in March – The shot-stopper had last featured for cranes at 2016 African Nations Championship when he was still at Bright Stars FC.

After captain Denis Onyango retired, the Cranes first choice goalkeeper position is wide open.

Kigonya will however fancy his chances ahead of Isma Watenga, Charles Lukwago, Tom Ikara and Simon Tamale, for the Bafana Bafana game.

In related developments, Geoffrey Wasswa also trained with the team on Thursday while Vipers players are expected to join the team on Friday.

Players who Trained on Thursday:

Goalkeepers – Charles Lukwago, Simon Tamale, Tom Ikara, Mathias Kigonya

Defenders – Innocent Wafula, Mustafa Kizza, Murushid Juuko, Walusimbi Enock, Patrick Mbowa, Kenneth Ssemakula, Hassan Muhamud, Geoffrey Wasswa

Midfielders – Ivan Sserubiru, Bright Anukani, Shafic Kagimu, Isma Mugulusi, Abdul Lumala, Joseph Akandanwaho, Steven Sserwadda, Yusuf Ssozi

Forwards – Emmanuel Okwi, Derrick Kakooza, Steven Mukwala


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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