Uganda Cranes fans

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has released the ticket prices for the Uganda Cranes match against Tanzania Taifa Stars in the second game of AFCON 2019 group L qualifiers.

The ordinary tickets will now go for Shs15, 000 from Shs 25,000 while the VIP will go for Shs 40,000 from Shs 50,000 and the VVIP ticket remains at Shs50, 000.

In the weekly press conference at Mengo, Decolas Kiiza, the FUFA Finance director thanked the government of Uganda and the president for considering the budgetary allocation of the national team, in particular to run the 2019 AFCON qualification process.

“As the federation, we would like to extend our gratitude to the government of Uganda led by the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. We also thank the Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni, the State Minister of sports Hon Charles Bakabulindi, the department of physical education under Commissioner Omara Apitta, officials from the National Council of Sports and some Members of Parliament who worked tooth and nail to have this budgetary allocation.” He said

Uganda Cranes lead group L with three points following the 1-0 away win registered over Cape Verde Islands. Geoffrey Sserunkuuma scored the goal.

Tanzania and Lesotho both share a point having played to a one all draw in their opening group game.

Cranes will continue its regional tours this weekend with a match against the Eastern region select team in Bugiri.

The team commenced training at Star Times Stadium, Lugogo on Monday and will train until Thursday before departing on Friday for Bugiri.

Two weeks ago, the Uganda Cranes team played a tour match with Kitara region select in Kasese. The match ended in a 2-2 draw.

Uganda Cranes will host neighbours Tanzania on Saturday, September 8,2018, at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Lesotho hosts Cape Verde in the other group game on September 6.

The 2019 AFCON tournament will be hosted in Cameroon. The competition will be held in June and July 2019 to move it from January/February for the first time. It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.