Featured Image: Uganda Cranes players training in Djibouti. (Stephen Mayamba, FUFA Media)
Saturday, July 27
*Somalia Vs Uganda – 6PM
Uganda Cranes coach Abdallah Mubiru says that ‘our main target is to get a good result’ as the team prepare to face Somalia in 2020 CHAN qualifiers.
Mubiru will target a good start in the first leg which is going to be played on a neutral ground – Haji Hussein Guled Stadium in Djibouti.
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The team arrived on Thursday and have had a training session to focus on recovery to remove all forms of jet lag.
“Players are ready to perform to their best, they are focussed and looking forward to getting a better result,” Mubiru said while in Djibouti. “Everybody is willing to work to the expectations of a National team player, there is a lot of cooperation in the team and that is very encouraging.”
“Our main target is to get a good result that will put us in a front seat when we play a return leg in Kampala.”
The coach also talked about the unfavourable weather conditions in Djibouti but was quick to add that they will have adopted come Saturday.
“It is very hot here contrary to what we are used to in Kampala, we are getting used and will have adopted to the conditions on Saturday.”
Uganda will seek to overcome Somalia over two legs and face winner between South Sudan and Burundi for a ticket to the 2020 CHAN tourney.