Journey to Gabon, Uganda Cranes to camp in Europe in 2 million dollars AFCON budget
While addressing the media in Kampala Uganda’s capital yesterday, the Uganda cranes coach Micho Sredojevic expressed hopes that the national team can reach at least the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations come next year.
According to the cranes coach’s programme is a camp in a yet to be identified European country before the team travel to Gabon in January.
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Micho told the media.
Micho did not clarify much on the facts of how a camp in Europe will help the national team as they head to another African country for a tournament they last participated in 38 years ago. According to Daily Monitor.
On the other hand, Federation of Uganda Football Association is seeking for more funds totaling to 6.8 billion shillings from Government. FUFA President Moses Magogo revealed this at the same media briefing. “By qualifying, we now belong with the big boys. And too sit on the table, you must wear a fitting suit. From those who have been there, we need US$2 million, ”Moses Magogo said.
According to Daily Monitor FUFA president Magogo and Cranes coach Micho seem to have put aside the recent dissatisfaction over unpaid wages of the coach. “All resources were invested into qualification. We have thank our staff for bearing with us,’’Magogo revealed.
Before going to Ghana, Uganda cranes will hold their training camp in Lome, Togo ahead of the 2018 FIFA World cup qualifier group stage match against Ghana. Uganda will also host one of the 15 Nation’s Cup qualifiers before facing Congo Brazzaville in November as part of the preparations.
Featured Photo: The Ugandan Team that played Comoros in AFCON qualifiers. (Photo from FUFA)