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Uganda Cranes aim for positive start against DR Congo at TOTAL AFCON Egypt 2019 Finals

TOTAL AFCON Egypt 2019 Finals (Group A):

Saturday, 22nd June 2019

DR Congo Vs Uganda Cranes

Cairo International Airport (4:30 PM in Egypt, 5:30 PM in Uganda)

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Uganda Cranes will play at the TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals for the seventh time in history.

The Cranes take on Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Saturday, 22nd June 2019 in the second match at the championship.

This match will take place at the Cairo International Stadium, kicking off at 5 PM (East African time).

Uganda Cranes had a three week’s preparatory camp in Abu Dhabi where the team held two international friendly matches against Turkmenistan (0-0) and won 1-0 over Ivory Coast.

There are no injury worries to each of the 23 players in camp as they are all in buoyant mood prior to kick off.

The team arrived in Cairo on Monday from Abu Dhabi and pitched camp at Radisson Blue Hotel.

They held three training sessions in preparation for the tournament, as well as further acclimatizing to the rather hot Egyptian weather.

Uganda Cranes players going through the paces in Cairo on the match eve
All the 23 Uganda Cranes players are physically and emotionally fit to face DR Congo on Saturday
Head Coach Sebastien Desabre talks to the players during a training session in Cairo

Head coach Sebastien Desabre as well the team captain Dennis Onyango sounded optimistic during the official pre-match press conference held on Wednesday.

Uganda eyes a great start to the tournament that has been increased to 24 countries.

Uganda Cranes Head Coach Sebastien Desabre and captain Dennis Onyango during the official pre-match press conference

‘We held a good training camp in Abu Dhabi for acclimatization and played two international friendly matches. The morale is high and we are giving 100 percent in all the matches, of course one at a time. I know teamwork spirit will drive us there. We do not have so many great individual players  but we are a collective and compact team ready to fight for the best results‘ Desabre noted.

Onyango asserted that a great start to the tournament will lift their chances of making it to the group stages.

The first game in the tournament always gives you the lee way to performing well. We shall aim for maximum points.‘ Onyango remarked.

The match will be relied live on 102.1 FUFA f.m.

Uganda Cranes 23 man squad at AFCON 2019 in Egypt

The 102.1 FUFA f.m live commentary team for AFCON 2019
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