Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament
Uganda vs Niger
Venue: Annex 1 Omnisport in Yaounde
Participating Teams: Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia and Niger
Purpose: Preparing for the 2020 Total CHAN Finals kicking off on 16th January 2021 in Cameroon
Uganda Cranes coach Johnathan McKinstry says that the match against Niger on Thursday will give his players a true test and kind of football ahead of the Total CHAN 2020 group stage fixture with Togo.
Cranes will play their final match of the Pre-CHAN Mini tournament at the Annex 1 Omnsiprorts in Yaounde- Cameroon before travelling to Douala on Friday morning. Uganda’s Contingent has been in the West African Country since 29th December 2020 in camp aimed at preparing of the CHAN Finals.
After Wednesday’s training session at the Annex B Olembe, Paul Biya Stadium, McKinstry who is close to naming his final squad for the tournament says that he happy with the preparations.
‘Niger play physical, fast and direct football. The biggest aspect of the game against Niger will be for the players to understand what kind of football they will face against Togo. A lot of the young boys in the squad have not come across this kind of football. Not many of them have the experience. Tomorrow is preparation for Togo. It is time to get their feet in the water so that they can understand and hopefully we can put up another top performance like in the previous two games’
McKinstry also added that there will be changes for the match against Niger tomorrow.
‘Naturally at this stage as we get closer to the tournament, you start honing in the players who think are going to play more minutes. We shall see some players who played in the first game come back and others from the match against Zambia coming in’
Uganda is in Group C alongside defending champions Morocco, neighbours Rwanda and new comers Togo.
Uganda’s group stage fixtures at CHAN Finals 2020
|Rwanda vs Uganda 18.1.2021||Stade de la Réunification-Douala||8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT|
|Uganda vs Togo 22.1.2021||Stade de la Réunification Douala||8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT|
|Uganda Vs Morocco 26.1.2021||Stade de la Réunification Douala||8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT|