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TOTAL AFCON 2019 Finals: Uganda Cranes advance team sets off for Egypt

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) official advance team to the 2019 TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) left Entebbe International Airport for Cairo, Egypt on Saturday afternoon.

The third FUFA Vice President, also the State minister in charge of children’s affairs, Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi led the four man advance team.

She was joined by the federation finance director Decolas Kiiza and two executive committee members Hajji Abdul Ssekabira and Hamid Juma.

The advance team will be expected to officially receive the Uganda Cranes delegation that has been camped in Abu Dhabi since 27th May 2019 for a training camp.

The group addressed the media prior to departure at the VIP wing of Entebbe International Airport.

‘I want in a special way to thank way to thank the Government of Uganda especially His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for continously funding the activities of the national team, Uganda Cranes. The Government has entirely facilitated in financing the back to back campaigns of the Uganda Cranes to the Africa Cup of Nations. That is great for being spot on. Since May 21st 2019, our team has been camped  in Abu Dhabi where they also played two international build up matches. We shall officially recieve the team in Egypt on Monday, 17th June 2019’ remarked Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi.

Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, the leader of delegation flanked by the deputy delegation leader Hamid Juma addressing the media at Entebbe International Airport on Saturday
L-R: Hajji Abdul Ssekabira (FUFA Executive Committee member), Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (3rd FUFA Vice President), Decolas Kiiza (FUFA Finance Director) and Hamid Juma (FUFA Executive Committee member) at Entebbe International Airport on Saturday

During this training camp in Abu Dhabi, Uganda Cranes played two international build up matches against Asian country Turkmenistan and West African country Ivory Coast.

Against Turkmenistan, it was a goal-less draw and won 1-0 over Ivory Coast (Faruku Miya scored).

The Uganda Cranes will travel to Cairo, Egypt on Monday, 22nd June 2019.

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes head of delegation to Egypt Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi (second left) shares a light moment with Decolas Kiiza, Hamid Juma and Hajji Abdul Ssekabira at the VIP wing of Entebbe International Airport on Saturday after addressing the media.

 

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