Uganda Cranes camp in Dubai have received a massive boost with the news confirming the arrival of Swedish and Portuguese based players Alexis Bbakka (Umea FC) and Alex Kakuba (CD Cova Piedade) respectively.
The duo arrived in Dubai in the morning hours and drove to JA Ocean View Hotel to join the rest of the team who are still without their team captain Dennis Onyango.
The arrival of Bakka and Kakuba takes the number of foreign based players to 11 and could even increase to 12 with Paide Linnameeskond’s forward Edrisa Lubega Torres expected to jet in Dubai this evening to join the camp.
Left-back Alex Kakuba is from Portuguese Second tier League outfit CD Cova Piedade meanwhile forward Alexis Bakka is from Umea FC in Sweden.
The training camp in Dubai is in line with the Cameroon 2021 AFCON qualification campaign double header against South Sudan slated for November as well as the 2020 CHAN Tournament in Cameroon.
Players currently in the training camp.
Locally Based Players.
Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), David Owori (SC Villa, Uganda), Bright Anukani (KCCA, Uganda), Saidi Kyeyune (URA, Uganda), Paul Mbowa (URA, Uganda), Samuel Kato (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA, Uganda), Karim Watambala (Vipers, Uganda),
Foreign Based Players
Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Elvis Bwomono (Southend United), Salim Jamal (Al Hilal Omdurman, Sudan), Roy Jayden Onen (Reading, England), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Allan Kateregga (Erbil SC, Iraq), Alexis Bbakka (Umea FC, Sweden), Alex Kakuba (CD Cova Piedade, Portugal)
Leader of Delegation: Ronnie Kalema (FUFA Executive Committee member)
Johnathan McKinstry (Head coach), Abdallah Mubiru (Assistant Coach), Livingston Mbabazi (Assistant Coach), Ibrahim Mugisha (Goalkeeping Coach), Alexander McCarthy (Fitness Trainer), Felix Ayobo (Sport Scientist), Emmanuel Nakabago (Doctor), Regan Innocent Baluku (Doctor), Samuel Mulondo (Kitman), Geoffrey Massa (Team manager), Paul Mukatabala (Team officer), Ronald Lusulire (Media Officer ).