Ahead of Wednesday’s international friendly match against Nigeria, the Uganda senior national team landed in Uyo on Monday.

The Cranes had spent a night in Addis Ababa before arriving in Abuja from where they transferred to the Akwa Ibom State capital, where the match will take place.

The Ugandan delegation led by the head of Competitions and Youth at the Federation of Uganda Football Association, Darius Mugoye, landed in Abuja in the morning at 11:20am before connecting a two hours and ten minutes flight to Uyo.

The players who made the trip to Nigeria are Geofrey Massa, Godfrey Walusimbi, Khalid Aucho, Richard Kasaga, Ismail Watenga, Robert Sentongo, Derrick tekwwo who replaced injured Denis Iguma.

Others are Kizito Keziron, Safique bakaki, Joseph Nsubuga, Farouk Miya while the trio of Denis Onyango, Kizito Luwagga, Alex Kakuba joined the team in Uyo through Lagos on Monday evening.00221630-4eccf8d3c10ddccba24f94cfa60ee2ab-arc614x376-w614-us1

The team which trained on Monday evening is lodged at the Le Meridian Hotel, on the outshirts of the city, where the Super Eagles are also accomodated.

Meanwhile, Brian Majwega is expected to arrive on Tuesday morning while the team still awaits the release of its defender Isaac Isinde and striker Brain Umony from St George just as Kampala based Ibrahim kiyemba has been asked to join the team in Nigeria.

The former African champions will face the Cranes for the third time. The Super Eagles last lost 2-1 in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played on February 6, 2007 but won 1-0 in the reverse fixture held two weeks later in Nigeria.

The game’s kickoff time is scheduled for 6pm Nigerian time.1135172_heroa