Viktoria Zizkov and Uganda Cranes left-back Isaac Muleme has expressed readiness to do all it takes to serve his country again following a recall to the national team after a great number of years without showing race.
Muleme, together with Mustapha Kizza and Derrick Nsibambi joined the camp in Kenya after the Cranes had succumbed to a 2-1 loss against Ethiopia in a build-up game to the World Cup Qualifiers.
Speaking in an interview after the training, the former KCCA FC player admitted that his summon was due to the fact that he is currently a regular and consistent performer with the club.
He further adds that the hardwork he has exhibited has been important in provoking this change in the status quo since the incumbent head coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic appreciates the gesture of hardwork.
“Am happy to come back to the national team and thankful that I have been considered. I believe my hardwork with the club has massively helped since I have played in almost every game.” He highlighted.
Muleme would further admit that the game against Kenya requires a high fighting spirit by virtue that this is an East African derby.
“This being a derby means that we have to fight and the fact that there will be no fans in the stadium thanks to Covid-19 will help us as the visiting team. The fans offer a lot to the team in terms of morale.” He added.
The Cranes are in Kenya preparing to kickoff their campaign against the hosts on 2nd September in Nairobi before hosting Mali on 6th September at the St Mary’s Kitende.
The Cranes players in camp
Isima Watenga (Chipps United, South Africa), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Joel Mutakubwa (Express, Uganda).
Enock Walusimbi (Express, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Express, Uganda), Innocent Wafula (Mbarara City, Uganda), Denis Iguma (KCCA, Uganda), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa, Uganda), Abdul Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Žižkov, Czech Republic), Mustapha Kizza (CF Montréal, Canada).
Khalid Aucho (Young Africans, Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (Super Sport United, South Africa), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers, Uganda).
Yunus Sentamu (Vipers, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi – Captain, Richard Basangwa (Vipers, Uganda), Steven Desse Mukwala (URA, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt)