Desabre reminds Cranes players about importance of Abu Dhabi camp

first_imgDesabre (Right) passes some information over to Farouk Miya on Thursday. (PHOTOS/FUFA)The Uganda Cranes team preparing for the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt are currently into their 5th day of camping in Abu Dhabi.Sebastien Desabre’s side has seen the arrival of three more players, taking the tally of those in camp to 17.On Thursday, they undertook more training sessions but before the first one, in the morning, Desabre had a few motivational words for them!“You need to understand the importance of this camp in Abu Dhabi, said the Frenchman.“I am happy with the attitude and the response to training. You are representing millions of fans back home and around the globe.“They (Ugandans) want to see you perform to your best.Thursday’s morning session mainly consisted or endurance before ball work later in the day.The Cranes went through an endurance session on Thursday morning.Goalkeeper Denis Onyango continued to train on his own under the guidance of Fred Kajoba as the other three goalkeepers Salim Jamal, Charles Lukwago and Robert Odongkara are yet to report in Abu Dhabi.Lukwago is still with the COSAFA team that will take on Lesotho on Saturday while Jamal and Odongkara are expected to report in the coming days.After the morning session, defenders Murushid Juuko and Bevis Mugabi spoke about the camp.“We have trained a few times and the intensity has picked up, noted Mugabi.“We struggled on day one but all is fine now.“We are working as a team and with a target to deliver. I request the fans to encourage us so that we can get the best results.Mugabi is the only player who plays in England that was summoned to the team.He currently features for League Two side Yoevil Town.Mugabi plays for Yoevil Town in England.For Tanzania based-Juuko he mainly spoke about the weather, emphasizing the fact that after the Abu Dhabi camp, the team will be able to enjoy the conditions in Egypt.“The atmosphere is good so far.“Adapting to this environment will help us to gradually enjoy the weather in Egypt when the team reports for the AFCON Finals.“We have played all the three teams in the past and we know what they can offer but we trust our coach with what he is technically sharing with us in training, Continued Juuko when asked about the AFCON Group A opposition.Currently, there are 17 players in camp with 11 more expected to join in the coming days.At the finals which start on the 21st of June, Uganda is in Group A along side Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.The 17 currently camping in Abu DhabiDenis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Bevis Mugabi, Isaac Muleme, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Saddam Juma, Moses Waiswa and Murushid Jjuuko, Derrick Nsibambi, Kirizestom Ntambi, Farouk Miya.Officials in Abu DhabiLeader of Delegation – Issa MagolaHead Coach – Sebastien DesabreAssistant Coach – Matia LuleGoalkeeping Coach – Fred KajobaTeam Doctor – Ronald KisoloPhysiotherapist – Ivan SsewanyanaMedia Officer – Ahmed HusseinPhysical Fitness Trainer – Jerome D’AntonioKits Managers – Lawrence Kizito and Ayub BalyejusaThe other players expected to join camp laterGoalkeepersRobert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda) Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan).DefendersRonald Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania).MidfieldersWilliam Luwagga Kizito (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazahstan), Michael Azira (Montreal, Canada), (Coffee FC, Ethiopia), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa).StrikersAlexis Bbakka (Carlstad United, Sweden), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska FC, Sweden). Tags: AFCON 2019Bevis Mugabicharles lukwagoDanis OnyangoFred KajobaMurushid JuukoRobert OdongkaraSalim JamalSebastien DesabretopUganda Cranes Comments last_img read more

The four projects include Project Link Meant to

The four projects include Project Link Meant to

first_imgThe four projects include:Project Link: Meant to act as a personal user agent. The project will understand how a user interacts with the devices in their home, and will automate those devices.Project Sensor Web: A pilot project to help sensors understand their living environments.Project Smart Home: Aims to be the middle ground between “in a box” solutions and DIY solutions. The project is designed to provide users with affordable and easy-to-use smarthome technology.Project Vaani: An IoT enabler package for developers, device makers and users who wish to customize their devices with a voice interface.Mozilla is looking to the developer community to help develop, test and evaluate these projects.“We cannot do this without our dedicated and passionate community of developers and volunteers serving in an array of roles, as they are critical at ensuring each project has the best opportunity at making an impact,” Jaaksi wrote. Mozilla is continuing its commitment to the Internet of Things. The company recently announced it would turn its focus from Firefox OS for smartphones to Firefox OS for connected devices, and it is now announcing four new experimental projects as part of that connected devices initiative.“We are focused on a gated innovation process that includes time to brainstorm solutions to real-life problems and evaluate the market opportunity for these ideas,” wrote Ari Jaaksi, senior vice president of connected devices at Mozilla, in a blog post. “Additionally, we are aligning ourselves with users when it comes to simplicity, ease-of-use and engaging experiences, while ensuring everything is built with the Mozilla values of openness, transparency, privacy and user control at the core.”(Related: New MIT chip pushes IoT technology)last_img read more