The Uganda Cranes team arrived safely in South Africa on Tuesday ahead of their international friendly against the Bafana Bafana.
The Cranes contingent is being accommodated at Protea Hotel Roodepoort, South Africa.
On arrival, Cranes coach Abdallah Mubiru thanked the almighty for enabling them reach safely in South Africa: “Glory is to God, we thank him for his journey mercies, the flight was safe, everyone is in good spirit, members are fighting to rest and am sure will have recovered from that having traveled at night.”
The team is set to have their first training on Tuesday evening, something Mubiru says it will help them assess the players.
“However, we thank God that we are here and now we planning to have a training today at 6pm to assess the physical state of everyone in the team and then have our last training tomorrow.”
The Police FC tactician adds on that the two South Africa based players, Waiswa Moses and Watenga Ismael will join the team today.
It is now confirmed that the friendly match will be played at Orlando Stadium, in Soweto Johannesburg 6pm in SA (7pm EAT) on Thursday, 10th June 2021.
The Cranes will use the friendly to fine tune for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers where they are pooled in Group E alongside giants Mali, neighbours Kenya and Rwanda.
Photos by John Batanudde