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AFCON 2017: Do not underrate Comoros “Micho” urges

AFCON 2017: Do not underrate Comoros “Micho” urges

Saturday, September 5,2015
Comoros Vs Uganda, Mitsamiouli Stadium

Uganda Cranes camp enters day three today (Tuesday) at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru as they up their preparations ahead of the AFCON qualifier away to Comoros this weekend.

Head Coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has called on his charges not to look down upon the opponent based on FIFA rankings as a bulk of their squad is Europe based.

“Comoros too is well prepared because they have invited 19 pros for the the upcoming game.” Micho told FUFA’s official portal.

At position 74 in the latest Coca-Cola FIFA rankings, Uganda Cranes is the best placed regionally and is worlds apart compared to lowly ranked Comoros at 174.

In a related development, Cranes’ foreign legion continue to jet in ahead of Wednesday 3 departure – South Africa based trio of Denis Onyango, Yasser Mugerwa and Godfrey Massa arrived last night.

William Luwagga who turns out for Rio Ave FC in Portugal top league linked up with the camp on Monday night, with Kenyan based duo of Khalid Aucho and Godfrey Walusimbi expected to do so today.

Comoros Squad:

Defenders: Ibrahim Rachidi (Marseille Consolat, National France), Salim Mramboini (Marseille Consolat, National France), Chaker Alhadhur (Caen – L1 France), Kassim Ahamada (AS Beauvais, CFA France), Omar Mdahoma (Aubagne FC CFA2 France), Djamaldine Bounou (Coast blue, DH France)

Midfielders: Nadjim Abdou (Millwall, D3 Anglettere), Fouad Bachirou (Östersunds FK, D2 Sweden), Youssouf Mohamed (FC Veria, Greece D1), Youssouf M’Changama (Consolat Marseille, France National), Alhadhur Attoumane (Volcan Club de Moroni, Comoros D1), Fouad Rachidi (CS Fola, D1 Luxemburg), Faouz Faidine (FC Fomboni, Comoros D1)

Strikers: Ahmed Mogni (Paris FC France L2), Ali M’Madi (Grenoble Foot 38, CFA France), Mohamed M’Changama (Les Herbiers, France National), Nasser Chamed (Nimes, France L2), Youssouf Ahamadi (Belfort, France National), Yacine Saandi (FC St Denis, Reunion D2), Issa Nazarali (Cercle de Joachim, D1 Maurice).

Uganda Cranes Squad:

Goal Keepers: Onyango Denis ,Jamal Salim Magoola ,Odongkara Robert ,Watenga Ismail.

Defenders : Iguma Denis ,Okoth Denis ,Walusimbi Godfrey ,Ochaya Joseph ,Isinde Isaac ,Kassaga Richard ,Jjuko Murshid ,Bakaki Shafiq.

Midfielders : Aucho Khalid ,Mawejje Tony ,Ntege Ivan ,Kizito Keziron ,Mugerwa Yasser ,Mutyaba Muzamil ,Miya Farouk ,Kizito Luwaga William.

Strikers :Massa Geoffrey ,Umonyi Brian ,Ssentongo Robert ,Sentamu Yunus.


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