Uganda Cranes Line up Friendly Game Ahead of Ghana Encounter

Derrick Nsibambi celebrates a goal in a recent Cranes regional tour

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has availed a buildup game for the Uganda Cranes before taking on Ghana on the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Cranes will take on Madagascar this Wednesday in a friendly game at Mandela National stadium as the final test ahead of the crunch tie.

 The Federation confirmed on Monday morning through the spokesperson Ahmed Hussein confirming the game.

“The match will help Uganda Cranes coach gauge the technical ability and mental strength of his players ahead of a crucial fixture against Ghana on Saturday.  We believe Madagascar have the quality to give our team good preparations,” said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.

However, the game will only be open to the fans that have purchased the initial tickets sold at Ushs 25,000.

Uganda is in group E in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers alongside Egypt, Ghana and Congo Brazzaville.

The Cranes are second with seven points just two behind leaders Egypt.

The team resumes training this Monday after winning 2-0 in the regional tour against Northern region over the weekend.


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