Cecafa Cup: Uganda pitted in group A with Tanzania

Uganda has been pitted in group A of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. The tournament is scheduled to be played from July 17 to August 1 in Ethiopia. Apart from Tanzania Democratic Republic of Congo who come in as visitors are the other team in the group. The hosts are in Group B with Burundi and Eritrea. Kenya is in…

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‘We have a lot to do’ – Okwi

Uganda captain Emmanuel Okwi believes they have a lot to do to be ready for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The East African heavyweights threw away a 1-0 lead to fall 3-2 to South Africa in an international friendly. The game was played at Johannesburg on Thursday evening. Goals from Evidence Makgopa (brace) and Bongokuhle Hlongwane inspired Bafana Bafana to…

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Uganda switched off in second half – Mubiru

Uganda interim coach Abdallah Mubiru believes his charges were punished by Bafana Bafana after switching off in the second half.  Uganda lost 3-2 against South Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday evening in the friendly match. Goals from Evidence Makgopa, who scored a brace, and Bongokuhle Hlongwane inspired the hosts to a narrow victory over the Cranes. Uganda on the other…

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Uganda set to field U23 team in Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup

Uganda is set to field Uganda Hippos in the annual Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup that will be held in Ethiopia.  The team did well in the U20 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the final where they fell 2-0 to Ghana. The decision to continue developing the youngsters for future assignments was reached in the annual Fufa Exco Meeting. “The…

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McKinstry was not the best for Cranes – Williamson

Former Uganda Cranes head coach Bobby Williamson believes Northern Irish coach Johnathan McKinstry was not the best option. The 35-year-old was fired by FUFA on April 19 after recent struggles that saw the team fail to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals. On top of this, they put up a poor show in the African Nations Championship in Cameroon.…

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Fufa confirms payments to Uganda Cranes players

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has confirmed payments to the players. The payments who did duty for the Cranes for a period of 33 months, from July 2018 to March 2021. Players payments have been a source of conflict between the federation and Uganda internationals, but now it has been sorted. In a document from FUFA, the highest-paid player was…

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Uganda falls in FIFA rankings

After failing to earn a slot in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finals, Uganda have dropped in the latest Fifa rankings released on April 7. The East African giants have dropped by a place and are now ranked 84th worldwide. The Cranes would have progressed had they picked a point in the last group qualifier against Malawi. However, after drawing…

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McKinstry makes Uganda Cranes return

Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has returned in the Uganda Cranes dugout after a one-month absence. McKinstry has already started plans to help the team have a good 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. McKinstry returns after Uganda Cranes failed to secure an Africa Cup of Nations ticket to Cameroon. “A busy day following up with Uganda Cranes players after their…

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Pictorial: Uganda Cranes preparations for Burkina Faso

Uganda Cranes commenced preparations on Saturday morning for the forthcoming game against Burkina Faso. Cranes will host to Burkina Faso on Wednesday 24th March in the second last group B  2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier game. They kicked off with a training session at Omondi Stadium, Lugogo before shifting to St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende where the game will…

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Johnathan McKinstry – We didn’t underrate South Sudan

Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has denied rumors that his side underrated South Sudan in their 1-0 loss. South Sudan edged Uganda Cranes during their Group B Africa Cup of Nations qualifier played at Nyayo Stadium on Monday. Tito Okello scored an all-important goal from the penalty spot as the Bright Stars secured their maiden win. “It is not…

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