Uganda Cranes: Lukwago Making Steady Progress – Mckinstry

Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry says the injured goalkeeper Charles Lukwago is making steady progress.

The KCCA FC skipper suffered a left elbow dislocation with an associated small fracture to the lower part of the humerus bone, the club said then.

This happened during the league game against Express FC in the 44th minute after Lukwago made a blunder for his club to concede before halftime.

Lukwago was stretchered off hurt and the club said that he will be returning to action in May, after CHAN.

“The injured goalkeeper Lukwago is making steady progress and he is back on track,” said Mckinstry.

“Basing on our own scan, he is making steady progress and he started doing some ball works though he hasn’t started full training yet but he is now back on track and we are going to be patient”

Beside Lukwago, there are still four other keepers in camp – Joel Mutakubwa, Edwin Kiwanuka Buule, Alionzi Nafian and Saidi Keni.

Read – Mutebi Slams Goalkeeper Lukwago

Recently, defender Henry Katongole was added to the squad as a precautionary measure after uncertainty around Halid Lwaliwa and John Revita’s injuries.

Viane Ssekajugo is the other player who is injured and a doubt for CHAN.

On why he may not bring in a replacement for Viane, he said:

“For Viane’s case, I think we are well equipped in wide midfield areas and that is why we haven’t called anyone because we don’t want to just call people to have numbers, we want people whom we genuinely think that they have a chance to go to CHAN, so if we don’t think that they don’t have that chance, we are not going to waste people’s time by calling them in the camp.”

He added:

“The players have already taken new ideas on board and they are ready to push on for the next few weeks.

The training is going to run for the whole of March.



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