Richard Basangwa missed Friday’s training with the Uganda Cranes as the side continue preparations for the upcoming friendly with Bafana Bafana.
The Vipers explosive winger has reportedly tested positive for Covid19, joining Express intelligent forward Eric Kambale on the sick bed.
This will be a big blow for the St Mary’s SS graduate after a breakout season at Vipers where he even grabbed a player of the match against Kitara away in Masindi.
This was the first senior call up for Basangwa after he impressed with Uganda Hippos at AFCON U20 Championship.
Six Vipers players – Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Ibrahim Orit and Yunus Ssentamu – attended the training for the first time.
Midfielder Bobosi said: “I have a good season at club and I want that to do the same with the Cranes. I want to make an impact on the national team as well. I am ready to compete with my fellow players so that I can be selected for the Bafana Bafana friendly.”
KCCA FC players Charles Lukwago, Bright Anukani and Steven Sserwadda, Express defenders Enock Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Police quartet Tom Ikara, Hassan Muhamood, Derrick Kakooza and Yusuf Ssozi all missed the session due to Uganda Cup engagements.
Players who Trained on Friday:
Goalkeepers – Simon Tamale, Mathias Kigonya
Defenders – Innocent Wafula, Mustafa Kizza, Patrick Mbowa, Kenneth Ssemakula, Geoffrey Wasswa, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Halid Lwaliwa
Midfielders – Ivan Sserubiru, Shafic Kagimu, Isma Mugulusi, Abdul Lumala, Joseph Akandanwaho, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Ibrahim Orit
Forwards – Emmanuel Okwi, Steven Mukwala, Yunus Ssentamu