The Uganda Cranes will later this evening at 4pm take on Ethiopia in an international friendly game away from home at Bahir Dar Stadium in Ethiopia.
Cranes are already in Ethiopia under the tutorship of new Coach, McKinstry Jonathan Brian, and Captain Denis Onyango.
The team held their last training session on Saturday and all the players are in the best shape for the game.
McKinstry says he will use this build up to access most foreign based players ahead of the upcoming AFCON 2021 qualifiers in November.
“We have held a couple of good sessions in Ethiopia since Friday when we arrived here. The players are in the best shape and ready for a great display,” McKinstry noted on Saturday.
McKinstry is working alongside Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, Fred Kajoba (goalkeeping coach), McCarthy Alexander Michael (fitness coach), Emmanuel Nakabago (team Doctor) and Frank Bumpenje as the kits Manager.
Only two players are locally based and these include Vipers’ Allan Kayiwa and Wakiso Giants’ Kirizestom Ntambi.
Cranes’ players who are in Ethiopia for the friendly game include Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Timothy Denis Awany, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Nico Wakiro Wadada and Ronald Brian Ddungu Mukiibi.
Others are: Isaac Muleme, Allan Kyambadde, Kirizestom Ntambi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Tadeo Lwanga, William Kizito Luwagga, Murushid Juuko, Bevis Mugabi Kristoper Kizito, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Abdu Lumala, Henry Patrick Kaddu, Milton Karisa, Moses Opondo, Derrick Paul Nsibambi, l and Allan Kayiwa.