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Great euphoria as National teams of football and Basketball meet in Alexandria

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Russia

Egypt vs Uganda

venue: Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria

Time:8pm (Egypt Time, 9pm in Uganda)


Uganda Cranes Programme-Monday 4th Sept, 2017

10am- Light walk-to be joined by Uganda National Basketball Team Silverbacks who are camped in Alexandria for AfroBasket to be hosted by Tunisia and Senegal

7pm-Prematch Meeting at Borg El Arab stadium 

7.30pm Uganda Cranes Press conference at Borg El Arab Stadium 

8pm-Uganda Cranes training at Borg El Arab Stadium

Note: The first 15 minutes of training will be open to the media. 

With the Egypt-Uganda World cup qualifier set for Tuesday at the Borg El Arab Stadium, indications are that Moses Basena’s boys are all looking forward to the match.

‘We are not under any pressure. We did our job back in Uganda and we are on another mission here in Alexandria. We have planned well for these fixtures. Let football do the talking on the pitch’ said Moses Basena told as he prepared to take his players for a 30 minute light walk around the magnificent Radisson Blu Hotel where the Uganda Cranes contingent is accommodated.

Every member of the contingent including the Leader of Delegation Hamid Juma and FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo took part in the walk around the spacious hotel premises as a sign of togetherness and for bonding purposes.

Legends meet in Alexandria-Steve Omony (L) and Ibra Sekagya have both inked their names in the sports history books of Uganda.

‘Sometimes such moments are good to relax. You don’t need to be confined in one place. Let us enjoy every bit while in Egypt with the Uganda Cranes in camp’ added Basena.

Uganda Cranes players led by skipper Denis Onyango enjoying a light walk in Alexandria

During the walk, Egyptian football fans were keenly tracking the team however with no inconveniences caused at all.

At the end of the light walk, Head coach Basena created another moment for further bonding that left every member of the contingent bursting into laughter where those selected would tap another person who would move into the inner part of the circle crated until the end of the exercise.

Team Manager Crispus Muyinda (4th from Left) guarded by Uganda Cranes players after the morning light walk in Alexandria

The FUFA President kicked off the as was handpicked by Basena.

The Uganda Cranes were later joined by the Uganda National Basketball team-Silverbacks who are camped in Alexandria for the Afrobasket to be hosted in Senegal and Tunisia.

FUFA President in the middle trying out a simple game for bonding purposes with the rest of the team

The Minister of State for Sports Hon Charles Bakkabulindi, FUFA President, two captains Steve Omony (Basketball) and Denis Onyango (football) spokes on behalf of their respective teams.

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Natinal team players for Basketball and football in a group photo at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Alexandria. 


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