After the Uganda Cranes team safe arrival in Lira on Friday afternoon, the team players held a two hour session at the Lango Sports ground.

All the players responded well in training supervised by the head coach Moses Basena, his assistant Mathias Lule and goakeeping coach Fred Kajoba.

One of the new faces on the team, Albert Mugisa, a midfielder with Police F.C expressed his gratitude upon the call up.

In an interview with after the session, the exciting player disclosed his willingness to learn more and more.

‘I am happy to be here with the national. I will keep composed and it gives me the impetus to work even harder at my club’ Mugisa noted.

A large crowd watched the session whose basis centered around ball possession, hurting the opponents on the quick counter and defending.

This is the second time that Uganda Cranes is playing against Northern Region select in two years after winning 5-0 in 2017 at Pece Stadium in Gulu district.

The purpose of such tours among others is to take the national team brand closer to the fans in their respective localities.

National team main sponsors Airtel Uganda Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited and National Insurance Corporation (NIC) jointly bankroll the national regional tours.

Uganda Cranes Players in Lira:
Goalkeepers:  Ismail Watenga -Vipers SC,  Benjamin Ochan-KCCA FC, Tom Ikara-Kirinya Jinja SS
Outfield players: Nico Wadada-Vipers SC,  Dan Bilikwalira-Vipers SC ,  Joshua Awori-Proline FC,  Savio Kabugo-Proline FC ,  Timothy Awanyi-KCCA FC  ,  Bernard Muwanga-SC Villa,  Fred Okot-URA FC,  Isaac Muleme-KCCA FC ,  Tadeo Lwanga-Vipers SC, Ibrahim Kayiwa-KJSS FC,  Tom Masiko-Vipers SC ,  Paul Mucureezi-KCCA FC,  Moses Waiswa-Vipers SC, Kalyowa Emma-Soana FC,  Shafic Kagimu-URA FC,  Muzamir Mutyaba-KCCA FC,  Milton Karisa – Vipers S.C, Derrick Nsibambi-KCCA FC, Nelson Senkatuka-Bright Stars FC  & Albert Mugisa-Police FC
Head coach: Moses Basena
Assistant coach: Mathias Lule
Goalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba
Team Physio: Ivan Ssewanyana
Team Doctor: Ronald Kisolo
Team Manager: Chrispus Muyinda
Media: Hamza Nsereko and Meddie Ssengendo