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The Uganda Cranes team leaves this evening without financial support from the government ahead of the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations Afcon.
Fufa President Moses Magogo with the team before departure on Friday.
The Uganda Cranes team leaves this evening without financial support from the government ahead of the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

“I am seeing off the team without financial input from the government. We have waited and  nothing has come from the government even after they made reduction on the budget,” Uganda FA President, Moses Magogo told URN on phone.

The Cranes who qualified for the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after 39 years of waiting are expected to camp in Tunis before facing the hosts in an international friendly on January 4th.

Coach Milutin ‘Micho' Sredojevic will later lead the team for eight days camping in United Arab Emirates where they will also face Slovakia and African champions Ivory Coast in build-up games. Although the coach is taking 26 players to the camp, he will drop three players before heading to Gabon.

State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi said government is still trying to process the money that could be ready next week.

Veteran striker  Geoffrey Massa together with Farouk Miya and first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango who is nominated for the African Player of the Year (African based) will lead Uganda who are grouped alongside Ghana, Egypt and Mali.

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