Uganda’s senior football team – The Cranes will on Thursday use a commercial airliner travel to Ouagadougou to face Burkina Faso in the 2017 AFCON Qualifier set for 26th March 2016.

There are no airlines that fly directly between Ouagadougou and Entebbe so a chartered flight would have come handy but because Fufa boss Eng. Moses Magogo managed to convince Ethiopian Airlines to accept a partial payment, Micho’s troops will use the Addis Ababa connection on their way to West African. The distance between Entebbe and Ouagadougou is approximately 3988 kilometres or 2478 miles.

The advance team to prepare for Cranes in Ouagadougou left Monday morning using the same airline.

Cranes are top of their group on maximum points, following successive wins over Botswana and Comoros.