CRANES: Micho calls Werder Bremen’s Lorenzen for AFCON

first_imgDETAILS TO FOLLOW******Updates via twitterBREAKING; @michocoach has called Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen-Germany) & Kasirye Davis (Rayon Sports-Rwanda) to #UgCranes squad.— KABUURA (@andrewkabuura) May 18, 2016BREAKING; @michocoach has called Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen-Germany) & Kasirye Davis (Rayon Sports-Rwanda) to #UgCranes squad.— KABUURA (@andrewkabuura) May 18, 2016Team profile photo of Lorenzen. PHOTO BY WERDER BREMEN Midfielders:Kizito Luwagga WiliamFeirense-Portugal ,Walusimbi Godfrey-Gor Mahia-Kenya @OfficialFUFA @michocoach— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 Share on: WhatsApp Born to a Ugandan father and German mother. He apparently can play for #Uganda, #Germany and #England. Micho called.— KABUURA (@andrewkabuura) May 18, 2016 @michocoach names squad for Botswana @AFCON_2017 qualifiers .Goalkeepers: Onyango Denis ,Jamal Salim ,Odongkara Robert @OfficialFUFA— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 Twenty-one year-old Lorenzen, who is eligible to play for Uganda as he is yet to feature for any other national team, was born in England but plays in Germany for giants SV Werder Bremen.He has mainly come on as a substitute since joining in 2013, and has this year made 9 appearances. Werder Bremen finished 13th in the 18 team Germany Bundesliga.Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who announced the full squad today to prepare for the qualifiers, told The Independent that he was confident the Germany-based player will make it. He asked soccer governing body FUFA to get the necessary documentation for him and FIFA approvals.“I am confident about this and I have spoken a lot with him already. His father is actually from Fort Portal but his mother is German,” said Micho.Micho (right) was joined by FUFA press chief Ahmed as Cranes squad was named. PHOTO BY FUFAThe winger will join Geoffrey Massa and Belgium based Farouk Miya upfront as Uganda searches for a first visit to the Nations Cup finals since 1978.Group D         P W  D  L F A   Pts B. Faso             4   2   1    1 3   1  7 Uganda            4   2  1     1 3   1   7 Botswana        4   2   0    2 3  4   6 Comoros          4   1  0     3 2  5   3Full Uganda Cranes Squad called:Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyanyo (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Ondongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Salim Jamal Magola (El Merriekh, Sudan)Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq),Midfielders: Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids), Moses Oloya (Becamex Binh Duong, Vietnam), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Tonny Mawejje (Thottur, Iceland), William Kizito Luwagga (Feirense, Portugal), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya)Strikers: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Sondyerske, Denmark), Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen, Germany), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), Davis Kasirye (Rayon Sports, Rwanda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda)VIDEO: When “Uganda’s” #Lorenzen scored in Werder Bremen  3-0 charity match win against RB Leipzig  in October 2015. SV Werder Bremen striker Melvyn Lorenzen has been called to the Uganda national soccer team Cranes for their penultimate African Cup of Nations qualifying match June 4 away against Botswana. Lorenzen’s father is Ugandan while mother German.Werder Bremen posted on twitter and their facebook page the news of the call up, saying “Melvyn Lorenzen has received his first call-up to the Uganda national team ahead of their CAF / Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers!” Strikers:Miya Farouk-Standard Liege- Belgium,Lorenzen Melvyn-Werder Bremen-Germany,Massa Geoffrey-Bloemfontein Celtics-SA @OfficialFUFA— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 **********MAY 18, 10am – CRANES TEAM BEING ANNOUNCED Mfileders:Azira Mike-C Rapids-USA,Aucho Khalid- G Mahia-Ken,Mawejje Tony-Thottur-Iceland,Oloya Moses- B Duong-Viet @OfficialFUFA— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) May 18, 2016 Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is at an ongoing press conference to announce his squad for the penultimate 2017 AFCON qualifier against Botswana.The Serbian coach will also release details of the team’s preparations for the June 4 fixture .‘A meeting was held this morning at FUFA House in regard to the technical part of the Uganda Cranes preparations. The Head coach will unveil the necessary details during the press conference for public consumption’ said Ahmed Hussein FUFA Communications Manager.last_img

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