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FUFA Call Off Uganda Cranes’ Trip To United Arab Emirates

This came after the United Arab Emirates- UAE temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai until further notice although they made it clear that incoming Emirates flights from Dubai are still operational.
Coach Micho conducting a training session with the cranes


The Federation of Uganda’s Football Associations (FUFA) has called off the Uganda Cranes’ trip to the United Arab Emirates. The team was slated to travel tomorrow 29th December 2021.

Ahmed Hussein, The FUFA Communications Director confirmed the development that the trip is off because o flight challenges.

“Logistically the time available for the arrangement of an alternative flight is not enough for the contingent to fly into UAE," said Hussein.

This came after the United Arab Emirates- UAE temporarily suspended flights from Uganda to Dubai until further notice although they made it clear that incoming Emirates flights from Dubai are still operational.  

Uganda Cranes was due to play two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 bound teams Gabon and Mauritania in international friendly matches. The first game against Gabon was slated for December 30th, while the second game against Mauritania was slated for  1st January 2022 in Abu Dhabi.

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin 'Micho" Sredojevic had already named a squad that comprised of local and a few foreign-based players. He believed the games would give the team a more competitive environment as the Cranes shape up for the forthcoming international competitions in 2022.

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