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2016 Chan Finals: Friendly matches for Uganda Cranes against Gabon, Cameroon

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed that Gabon and Cameroon have agreed to play two friendly matches before the trio head to Rwanda for the 2016 CHAN Finals.

The two countries Cameroon and Gabon will arrive in Uganda on 7th and 8th January respectively to hold training camps en-route to Rwanda.

‘We confirm the latest development which will be beneficial to the Uganda Cranes as we prepare for the CHAN Finals’ said FUFA Spokesperson Ahmed Hussein.

‘The training camp for Uganda Cranes will be held at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru. The international friendlies are in line with FUFA’s strategic and technical plans for the Cameroon Project 2019’ added Hussein.

The friendlies will be played on;

Sunday 10th January, 2016; Uganda vs Gabon

Wednesday 13th January, 2016 ; Uganda vs Cameroon.

All matches will be played at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’Sredojevic said ‘It is a great opportunity for me and the Uganda Cranes to play against good teams ahead of the CHAN Finals. They will give us a good test’

Uganda Cranes will play Zimbabwe again during the 2016 African Championship finals in Rwanda after being drawn in pool D with two other opponents-Zambia and Mali. Uganda and Zimbabwe met in the 2014 CHAN Finals in south Africa and played to a goalless draw.

The same group had Morocco and Burkina Fasso.

Zimbabwe will be making their fourth appearance while Uganda is playing at the finals for the third successive time.


A – Rwanda, Gabon, Morocco, Cote d’Ivoire

B – DR Congo, Angola,  Cameroon, Ethiopia

C – Tunisia, Nigeria, Niger, Guinea

D-Zimbabwe, Uganda, Zambia, Mali.




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