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22 March 2021

Elvis Bwomono has been called up by Uganda for international duty.

The right back missed Saturday’s game against Scunthorpe United due to illness.

However, Bwomono recovered on Sunday and flew out to meet up with his national team ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Burkina Faso on Wednesday.

Blues boss Mark Molesley said: “Elvis has gone on international duty.

“We weren’t sure if he was going to go or not after his illness. He went out to do the warm-up [against Scunthorpe] and he threw his guts up everywhere. He had a bad migraine too and felt quite ill before the game.

“He felt better on Sunday and he flew out late last night. His international game is on Wednesday and unfortunately they pull rank.

“They wanted him and if he is available to travel then they could probably stop him playing for us if he didn’t go. We’re at the beck and call of international football and don’t have many rights.

“It’s frustrating because we didn’t want Elvis to go. We’ve always been supportive of our players but we could do with him around. But they did change his flights around so he was available for Saturday and he’s coming back slightly earlier so he only misses the one game.

“We’ve tried to come up with the best compromise we could and he’s missing one game rather three which is one positive.

“He should be back in the country on Friday but where he plays his international football there’s quite a lot of travelling. We will have to see the condition he arrives back in [on Friday].

“He’s going in Covid secure the way that they do it and will be tested in the way in and out.”

We wish Elvis the best of luck.

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