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366 Back To Namboole With Cranes: FUFA Launches AFCON 2021 Qualification Campaign

Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021:

  • Burkina Faso Vs Uganda Cranes – 13th November 2019 – Ouagadougou (10 PM)

*Uganda Cranes will travel with a chartered flight aboard Uganda Airlines Bombardier departing Entebbe International Airport on 12th November 2019 and will return on 14th November 2019 after the game. 30 Airtickets have been reserved for the fans.

  • Uganda Cranes Vs Malawi  – 17th November 2019 (Mandela National Stadium, Namboole – 4 PM)

Entry charges:

*20,000/= (Ordinary), 50,000/= (VIP) & 120,000 (VVIP)

*Special rate for schools; Ticket- 10,000/= per person

*Early bird tickets at 15,000/=

FUFA has officially launched the campaign for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon.

The launch was held at the FUFA Headquarters in Kampala on Wednesday, 23rd November 2019 during a special press conference addressed by the Ag. FUFA President Justus Mugisha, Vice President Darius Mugoye, Uganda Cranes Coach Johnathan McKinstry and Deputy CEO- Football Decolas Kiiza

The campaign for the first home match between Uganda Cranes and Malawi on 17th November 2019 has been code-named ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’

When Uganda Cranes host Malawi at the Mandela National Stadium Namboole on 17th November 2019, it will exactly be 366 days since the Cranes played at this stadium and won that match 1-0 against Cape Verde to book a successive berth back to the AFCON.

Partick Kaddu scored the game’s solitary goal.

The campaign name  has been derived from the fact that it will be exactly 366 days since the Cranes last played at  Namboole Stadium.

Striker Patrick Henry Kaddu jumps high to head home the ball at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
L-R: FUFA Vice President Darius Mugoye, Ag. FUFA President Justus Mugisha, Uganda Cranes coach Johnathan McKinstry and FUFA Deputy CEO- Football Decolas Kiiza at the launch of the Uganda Cranes AFCON 2021 Campaign  under the theme ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’ for the match against Malawi on 17th November 2019

The campaign kicks off   with an away fixture in Ouagadougou against Burkina Faso on the 13th November 2019 before the home game on 17th November 2019 with Malawi.

FUFA to charter Bombardier  (Uganda Airlines) for Uganda Cranes to Burkina Faso

Given the time span between the two games, FUFA has confirmed a chartered flight courtesy of the Uganda Airlines  to fly the Uganda Cranes and fans .

The chartered flight will depart Entebbe International Airport on 12th November  for the match on 13th November and return on the 14th November 2019.

‘We are very grateful to the Government of Uganda for the support and our sponsors Airtel Uganda. Other partners BIDCO,  BetLion, NIC Holdings, Nile  Special, Ecobank and Uganda Tourism Board. Today gives us another opportunity tokeep writing history in Ugandan football.  The launch of the AFCON 2021 campaign shows our desire to see the Uganda Cranes keep delivering on the continent.  We know the value of this campaign. When we win we give our fans happiness. We shall give the coach Jonathan McKinstry maximum support. To ease the travel, we have chartered Uganda Airlines Bombardier  to fly the Uganda Cranes. I am urging the fans to turn up in big numbers to give us the 12th player when we host  Malawi  at Namboole stadum’ Ag FUFA President Justus Mugisha

The Ag. FUFA President Justus Mugisha during the press conference  when the  ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’ campaign was launched

FUFA has financed a chartered flight fo the Uganda Cranes but we have reserved 30 seats for fans who wish to travel with the team at a fee of $1500 per head  (Full board, obe night accommodation) and access to the stadium.

‘We are now beginning the AFCON 2021 qualification campaign. I have been around three weeks now but have been able to gather some information about the players and our opponents including an international friendly match away to Ethiopia. Traveling to Ouagadougou with a chartered flight by federation is a very great move and assistance to travel to West Africa. It is expected to be a very difficult game for us but Uganda Cranes away record has improved alot’ Jonathan McKinstry, Uganda Cranes Head Coach

Jonthan McKinstry, Uganda Cranes Head Coach during the press conference  when the  ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’ campaign was launched. He briefed media on his technical plans.

‘We thank the Government of Uganda for the continued support over time and again. Special regards to all our sponsors and partners, the media and fans. We need your support in this very campaign’ said  FUFA Vice President Darius Mugoye.

FUFA Vice President Darius Mugoye during the press conference  when the  ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’ campaign was launched at FUFA House
Decolas Kiiza, Deputy CEO- Football during the press conference  when the  ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’ campaign was launched on Wednesday

‘We shall use a chartered flight to Burkina Faso, fully financed by FUFA aboard Uganda Airlines Bombardier departing Entebbe International Airport on 12th November 2019 and will return on 14th November 2019 after the game. We have also introduced a new category for schools to pay  UGX 10,000 per child. The early bird tickets will alosbe on market’  noted FUFA Deputy CEO- Football, Decolas Kiiza 

Uganda Cranes coach Johnathan McKinstry (L) with FUFA Football Development Committee Chairman Chris Kalibbala carrying a placard promoting the ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’

The head coach McKinstry will name the provisional team next Wednesday, 30th October 2019.

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