FUFA has organised a friendly match for Cranes to help test the technical ability and boost mental strength of the players ahead of the crucial 2018 World cup qualifier against Ghana on Saturday, October 7 in Kampala.
Uganda Cranes will face the national football team of Madagascar on Wednesday, October 4. The team arrived in Uganda last night in with their foreign based players for the tie.
However, the match will be closed from the public and only fans who have purchased the discounted tickets (each sold at 25,000/-) will be able to access the stadium on Wednesday to watch the practice match at Lugogo.
The tickets will also be used to watch the Ghana game and will go off market today evening. The other ticket categories of 30,000/-, 70,000/- and 150,000/- will be on the market Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Cranes won 2-0 in their recent Northern Regional Tour. Derrick Nsibambi scored the two second half goals against the Northern Region Select team at the Lango Sports Grounds in Lira on Saturday.
Foreign-based Denis Iguma and Ivan Ntege arrived in the country and took part in today’s training session which involved 14 players. Others are expected to arrive during the course of the week.
Players who attended training:
Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan and Ismail Watenga
Outfield players: Nicolas Wadada, Denis Iguma, Savio Kabugo, Bernard Muwanga, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Awanyi, Ivan Ntege, Tom Masiko, Muzamir Mutyaba, Tom Masiko, Derrick Nsibambi and Nelson Senkatuka.
Wednesday, October 4
Uganda vs Madagascar
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo (4 pm)