By James Bakama
2014 World Cup qualifiers
Group J table
P W D L F A Pts
Senegal 2 1 1 0 4 2 4
Uganda 2 0 2 0 2 2 2
Angola 2 0 2 0 1 1 2
Liberia 2 0 1 1 1 3 1
22-26 March, 2013
Senegal v Angola; Liberia v Uganda
07-11 June, 2013
Angola v Senegal; Uganda v Liberia
14-18 June, 2013
Liberia v Senegal; Uganda v Angola
06-10 September, 2013
Senegal v Uganda; Angola v Liberia
Henry Kalungi’s arrival today should give coach Bobby Williamson a full squad as he begins preparations for this Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Liberia.
Kalungi, who turns out for Railhawks in the US, will be the last foreign based player to join the 25-man squad that starts residential training this morning at Namboole.
The Cranes will be at Namboole for three days before leaving for Accra, Ghana, on Thursday where they will have their final base for Sunday’s encounter at the Samuel Kanyan Doe Complex in Monrovia.
A good result in Monrovia will keep second placed Uganda in contention in a group topped by Senegal (four points).
Senegal will the same weekend be hosting Angola in the qualifiers where the top 10 teams will thereafter have a round to determine Africa’s five teams for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
Strikers Geoffrey Massa (Cyprus) and Emmanuel Okwi (Tunisia) will link up with the rest of the team in Accra. Joseph Ochaya, who plays for Kumasi side Asante Kotoko, will be the man to receive the Cranes in Ghana.
Godfrey Walusimbi, Musa Mudde, Abby Dhaira and Robert Ssentongo were the first foreign based players to jet in last week.
Joseph Oloya, Geoffrey Kizito and Denis Onyango arrived yesterday while captain Andy Mwesigwa, Isaac Isinde and Mike Mutyaba are expected in camp this morning.
Meanwhile, Norman Katende adds,
US-based Kalungi on Saturday signed a deal with international kit manufacturers Pele Sports.
“Pelé Sports is pleased to announce we have signed Henry Kalungi of the Richmond Kickers of the USL Pro League and the Ugandan national team. Henry is a player who represents the same values of Pelé Sports and the greatest player of all time, Pelé. He will be wearing our award winning Trinity 3E boots, as well as our indoor soccer shoes and apparel,” said a press release after the signing. The financial value was not revealed.
Kalungi becomes the only Ugandan soccer players to sign a deal with an international sports kit manufacturer. Most top Ugandan athletes have deals