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FUFA To Decide On Cranes-Rwanda Friendly - Kasule

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) will meet tomorrow to decide if they are to accept a request by the Rwanda football federation for an international friendly.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) will meet tomorrow to decide if they are to accept a request by the Rwanda football federation for an international friendly.

 

Rwanda’s football governing body wrote to FUFA proposing a friendly match between the Uganda Cranes and Amavubi stars on October 15 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

 

Mujib Kasule, FUFA Chairman of the technical committee and Vice President in-charge of the League, told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday that that they received a request last week.

 

Kasule says friendly games are important to prepare the Cranes for the 2013 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and the 2014 Africa Nations Championship.

 

The Cranes had two international friendlies against Egypt last week that they lost 2-0 and 3-0 respectively. But head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said the games helped his youthful players get international exposure ahead of two big tournaments.

 

Rwanda ‘s new coach Eric Nshimiyimana, who took over from Micho in May when the Serb joined the Ugandan team, will use the build-up as an opportunity to identify his squad for the Cecafa Challenge Cup due in Kenya from November 28 to December 12.

 

In February, the Cranes held Amavubi to a 2-all draw at Amahoro stadium. It was the first time the two teams had played each other since Uganda beat Rwanda 3-2 in a penalty shootout in the 2011 Cecafa senior Challenge Cup final in Dar es Salaam.

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