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FUFA Pledge Maximum Support To Mckinstry Ahead of AFCON Qualifiers

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has assured new Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry full support in the forthcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Uganda will start their AFCON campaign on the road against Burkina Faso before hosting Malawi at Namboole on November 13 and 17 respectively.

In a bid to achieve a third return to the continent in a row, FUFA has on Wednesday morning launched a ‘366 back to Namboole’ campaign.

The game against Malawi comes on November 19, 2019 which is 366 days after Uganda last played a game at Namboole. This was the against Cape Verde when Patrick Kaddu scored the only goal of the game to take Uganda to 2019 AFCON in Egypt on 17 November 2018.

“We know the value of this campaign,” started acting FUFA President Justus Mugisha. “We want to start this on a high note and we are ready to give our new coach maximum support.”

“By this, we want to ensure that the team gets good preparations, hotels, training grounds and he will also be able to move out and watch some of our foreign based players play at their respective clubs.

“We are also working hard to see that he gets the right technical team to work with.”

Acting FUFA President Justus Mugisha. FUFA media photo

FUFA has also announced that they will be funding a chartered plane – Uganda airlines – to transport the Cranes to and fro Burkina Faso.

There will be about 30 seats reserved for the willing fans to travel with the team and dine with the players, access the stadium and hotels at a fee of 1500 dollars on a first come first have basis.

The home game against Malawi has been priced at Sh20,000 ordinary with early bird tickets going for Sh15000. VIP and VVIP will go for Sh50000 and Sh120000 respectively.

Mckinstry is expected to name his squad on Wednesday next week.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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