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FUFA to Send Advance Team to Burkina Faso

Federation of Uganda Football Association Fufa is preparing to send an advance team to Burkina Faso early next week before the Cranes face the hosts in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon qualifier.
Dennis Iguma battling against Morocco during the 2014 CHAN event in South Africa.
The Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) is preparing to send an advance team to Burkina Faso early next week before the Cranes face the hosts in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.

Ahmed Hussein, the FA's Media manager told URN on Tuesday that they are still looking at the budgets although someone will travel to Burkina Faso to make sure all aspects to do with accommodation and feeding is catered for before the team travels.

The Cranes who leaf Group D with six points will face the star studded Burkina Faso on March 26th before the return leg three days later at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. “We are not taking anything for granted because we know this is a very important game,” added Hussein.

He however added that although they requested for a chartered flight from the government so that the team travels comfortably and back to Uganda, they are yet to get any response. “We are still waiting on the government to help us,” added Hussein.

Although Fufa refused to mention who the advance team could be, reliable information indicates that one of the executive members Rogers Byamukama will travel ahead of the contingent.

The Cranes stand a good chance to qualify for the 2017 Afcon event if they can pick four points from the two back-to-back games with Burkina Faso. Coach Milutin ‘Micho' Sredojevic's team leads the group with six points ahead of Burkina Faso, Botswana and Comoros. The coach is expected to name his squad on Wednesday.

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