The Uganda National team, Uganda Cranes continued with its preparations ahead of the do or die encounters against Burkina Faso.

A total of 12 players reported for training including 7 foreign based players.

The team had a training session with the national 20 side, the Hippos. After the training, the team Captain Geoffrey Massa expressed his excitement of being part of the team and showed his readiness to lead the team to the desired dream .

“ Am very happy to join the team for training. All the boys who have trained today are in good shape and I promise Ugandans that this time we are breaking the 38 year old jinx,” Massa told the Fufa website.

Players who trained included; James Alitho (GK), Joseph Nsubuga, Bernard Muwanga, Erisa Sekisambu, Edrisa Lubega, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Godfrey Walusimbi ,Khalid Aucho, Tonny Mawejje, Moses Oloya, Yassar Mugerwa  and Geoffrey Massa .

Cranes, who visit Burkina Faso on March 26 before hosting the return leg at Namboole on March 29, lead Group D of the qualifiers with a maximum six points. Botswana and Burkina Faso are tied on three points with Comoros last without a point after two games.