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Fufa Announce Date, Venue for CHAN Qualifier Against South Sudan

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed the dates and venue for the forthcoming encounter against South Sudan.

Uganda Cranes take on South Sudan in the preliminary round of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN), a tournament played by only locally based players.

In a press briefing held at the Fufa house, Mengo on Wednesday, Ahmed Hussein, the Fufa communications manager confirmed the dates for both the home and away fixtures.

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“South Sudan will host the first leg on Friday 14th July in Juba while the return leg shall be played on Saturday 22nd July here in Kampala,” said Ahmed Hussein.

The first leg in South Sudan will be played at Juba international stadium at 4:30 pm (EAT).

In a similar development, Fufa also confirmed that the return fixture will be played at Phillip Omondi stadium on Saturday 22nd July.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and South Sudan will take on either Rwanda or Tanzania on the next round to determine the team that will represent the Cecafa region.

Besides the maiden tournament in 2009, Uganda has gone on to play in all the other CHAN tournaments including 2011 in Sudan, 2014 in South Africa and 2016 in Rwanda

Neighbors Kenya will host the biannual championship in January next year. DR Congo are the defending champions.

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