UGANDA Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has dropped a number foreign based players in preference for their domestic colleagues
By Swalley Kenyi
UGANDA Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has dropped a number foreign based players in preference for their domestic colleagues ahead of an international friendly against Egypt on Wednesday.
Vietnam-based midfielder Geoffrey Kizito and winger Moses Oloya were among the players dropped with Saidi Kyeyune and Brian Majwega respectively taking up their places.
Kizito and Oloya could not join the team in Egypt as their passports are reportedly held in the immigration office for the work permit process.
Joseph Ochaya, who plays for Ghana’s Asante Kotoko, is headed for trails in Germany tomorrow, has also been excluded from Cranes team.
Hamis Kizza, Luwaga Kizito, Joseph Kabagambe and Vincent Kayizzi have asked to be exempted from the friendly to allow them concentrate at their respective clubs abroad. The team departed for Egypt yesterday.
Cranes media manager Fred Katende said yesterday that the professionals are expected to re-join the team ahead of training for a crucial World Cup qualifying game against Senegal scheduled for September 7.
Sredojevic’s team for the game in Egypt has 20 players.
In the other friendly due on Wednesday, Senegal will warm up for the Cranes match against Zambia.
Micho drops Kizito, Oloya