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Uganda Cranes Afcon 2021 Compaign Launched

FUFA has launched the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification campaign.

It is named “366 Back to Namboole with Cranes” with a doubleheader kicking off away from home on 13th November 2019 against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou, before returning home to play Malawi.

The second game will kick off four days later on 17th November 2019 at home against Malawi at Namboole Stadium.

It was graced by the Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry, FUFA President Justus Mugisha, FUFA Deputy CEO in charge of football Decolas Kiiza and Darius Mugoye (FUFA 1st Vice President).

 In the same press conference, FUFA also declared that they will charter a flight aboard Uganda Airlines to Ouagadougou for the first match away.

“Uganda Cranes will travel with a chartered flight aboard Uganda Airlines Bombardier departing Entebbe International Airport on 12th November and will reappearance on 14th November 2019 after the game. 30 Air tickets have been earmarked for the fans, each at $ 1500” Kiiza told the local media.

Jonathan McKinstry the cranes head coach anticipates a good start for the team away against Burkina Faso.

“We are now beginning the AFCON 2021 qualification campaign. I have been around three weeks now but have been togather some information about the players and our opponents including an international friendly match away to Ethiopia. Traveling to Ouagagadou with a chartered flight by federation is a very great stride. This will be great help to travel to West Africa. It is expected to a very difficult game for us but Uganda Cranes away record has improved” McKinstry noted.

The National team is in group B alongside Burkina Faso, Malawi and South Sudan.

For the group stages in the qualifiers, the top two placed countries per group (A to L) will make it to AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.

 The Full Groups:

  • A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia
  • B: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan
  • C: Ghana, South Africa, Sudan, Mauritius
  • D: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Angola, The Gambia
  • E: Morocco, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Burundi
  • F: Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Rwanda, Mozambique
  • G: Egypt, Kenya, Togo, Comoros Islands,
  • H: Algeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana
  • I: Senegal, Congo, Guinea Bissau, Eswatini
  • J: Tunisia, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Tanzania
  • K: Cote D’Ivoire, Niger, Madagascar, Ethiopia
  • L: Nigeria, Benin, Sierra Leone, Lesotho
  • A: Mali, Guinea, Namibia, Liberia

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