Uganda cranes assistant coach Robert Sseguya has downplayed the importance of the Elgon cup saying that his focus will be on tier 1A championship.
Sseguya has made it clear that he will pay no much attention to the Elgon Cup but would rather focus all the team’s energy on the first game of the Africa Cup in Nairobi on June 24.
“The campaign starts on June 24, I am not looking at the Elgon Cup,” Sseguya told Kawowo Sports.
The cranes had earlier played 2 warm up matches against Kenyan side Kabras loosing 16-5 to the sugar millers before playing out to a 15-15 draw in the second match.
After the tour of Kakamega, Sseguya dropped 17 players from the team and is now working with 44. Of the 44 players left, Sseguya only needs 35 and will drop some after the Elgon cup.
Players in camp:
Saul Kivumbi, Cyrus Wathum, Joseph Tamale, Collin Kimbowa, Eliphaz Emong, Charles Uhuru, Cox Muhigwa, Brian Asaba, Adnan Mutebi, Chris Lubanga, Lawrence Sebuliba, Eric Mula, Ian Munyani, James Odongo, Santos Senteza, Arthur Mpande, Musa Muwonge, Scott Oluoch, John Wandicho, Paul Epilo, James Ijongat, Gerald Ssewankambo, Conrad Wanyama, Aaron Ofoyrwoth, Alex Mubiru, Mathias Ochwo, Sean Baseka, Robert Aziku, Pius Ogena, Fred Odur, Adrian Kasito, Kevin Makmot, Justin Kimono, Ramathan Govulle, Micheal Wokorach, Phillip Wokorach, Ivan Kirabo, Brian Odongo, Asuman Mugerwa, Ivan Magomu, James Okello and Marvin Odong.
The cranes are set to play neighbours Kenya in an Elgon cup first leg tie on June 10.