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National U-23 Team Denied Access to Nakivubo Stadium

The Stadium manager, Ivan Lubega, said the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) only requested for a specific date that the match would be played. He added that it was a short notice request by Fufa and because they are left with a few days to prepare the surface to meet International requirements, the Kobs could not be allowed to use the pitch.
Coach Milutin \'Micho\' Sredojevic.
The national Under-23 side, Kobs has been denied permission to train at Nakivubo Stadium ahead of the return leg of the 2015 All Africa Games qualifier.

The Kobs will face Mozambique on Saturday at the same Stadium and needed to use the pitch for training purposes.

However, head Coach Milutin ‘Micho\' Sredojevic said they were denied access to the Stadium over the weekend and today, Monday. The coach said he has never been to any other country where the home team is denied access to a Stadium and “Cannot believe a Ugandan team can become a slave in their own country.”

The Stadium manager, Ivan Lubega, said the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) only requested for a specific date that the match would be played. Lubega added that it was a short notice request by Fufa and because they are left with a few days to prepare the surface to meet International requirements, the Kobs could not be allowed to use the pitch.

Uganda who managed a goalless draw in the first leg encounter in Maputo will be aiming to get a win and qualify for the next stage of the qualifiers to face Ghana.

Midfielder Farouk Miya who featured for the senior team in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier and captained the team during the first leg said they will try to utilize the home advantage and win the game.

Match officials from DR Congo have been appointed to handle this match. Jean Claude Kinamvuidi will be the centre referee, while Blaise Sebatu and Martin Mukala will be the assistants and Pierre Kibingo as reserve referee.

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