Defending African Nations Championship champions Morocco defeated Uganda 5-2 at the Reunification Stadium in Douala on Tuesday night to qualify for the quarter-finals, while sending the Cranes crashing out of the tournament.
Uganda, who had talked up their chances of progress before the campaign, have now fallen at the first hurdle of the Chan on each of the five occasions they've qualified for the tournament.
Soufiane Rahimi - who scored a brace - Hamza El Moussaoui, Abdelilah Hafidi, and Ayoub El Kaabi were on target for the defending champions, while Ibrahim Orit and Saidi Kyeyune scored for the opponents.
Morocco started the game on a high as they targeted an early goal to ease the pressure. They camped in the Cranes' territory, and in the eighth minute,&nbs...
Uganda Cranes CHAN Squad traveling to Cameroon for the Pre- CHAN Mini Tournament has been confirmed.
The Contingent of 25 players will depart to Cameroon on Monday afternoon (3pm).
Cranes will take part in a Pre-CHAN tournament involving Cameroon, Niger and Zambia running between 1st and 7th January 2021. KCCA FC players will join the team after their CAF Confederation Cup fixture against AS Kigali.
Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Tom Ikara (Police FC)
Eric Ssenjobe (Police FC), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Kyetume FC), Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Hassan Muhammad (Police FC)
Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Tony M...
The Uganda Cranes delegation to Nairobi, Kenya safely arrived on Saturday afternoon.
The contingent was welcomed by the advance party head Paul Mukatabala at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a successful flight aboard Uganda Airlines (UR202) from Entebbe International Airport.
The players and officials then checked in at Tamarin Tree Hotel, Langata – Nairobi.
On Sunday, the team will conduct the final training at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi well in time of the Monday clash at 4 PM.
The match commentary will be live on 102.1 FUFA f.m, the Football Radio courtesy of Shafik Mutebi.
With 7 points collected over 3 matches, Uganda Cranes need maximum points from the match to secure a slot at the TOTAL 2021 AFCON finals in Cameroon.
Uganda manager Jonathan McKinstry has warned that South Sudan will not be easy opponents in their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Cranes will face South Sudan – who have only been a CAF and FIFA member since 2012 – on November 12 and 16 as they look to keep their place at the top of Group B.
“We want to maintain our group’s top position and we want to come out of these two South Sudan games still holding onto that first place spot,” McKinstry is quoted by The Sports Nation.
“We know if we can pick up these maximum points that might be enough to seal off qualification depending on the results between Malawi and Burkina Faso.
“But regardless of that we have to go on and put up a top performance because South Sudan has improved a lot basing on their last inter...
The Cecafa champions chose to take a week-long training camp in the
Middle East during the international break before returning home
Uganda head coach Johnathan McKinstry has
explained why the Dubai training camp was more important than friendlies.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) decided to take
the Cranes to the Middle East for a week-long training camp ahead of a November
double-header against South Sudan in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“Overall, I am very pleased with the camp we have completed in Dubai, it
has been a very worthwhile six-seven day,” McKinstry said as was quoted by
“We have done a lot of good work not only on the field but also in the
“And this is something you don’t often get to do during internat...
Uganda Cranes officially ended their nine days training camp in
Dubai with a class session on Monday, 12th October 2020.
FUFA Executive Committee member Ronnie Kalema, who led the
delegation officiated over this session that lasted for one-hour session.
The Uganda Cranes players in Dubai during the capacity building session
Kalema, also the Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA)
chairman handled this session targeted at capacity-building amongst players and
coaches based on important corner stone.
He stressed the essence of the players and coaches, to prove how
valuable they are to the beautiful game.
FUFA Executive Committee Member Ronnie Kalema
The former FIFA Referee promised more support on behalf of FUFA at
all costs to ensure they achieve their number one ...
As a way and need to
understand the players especially the foreign based stars much better in
different aspects, Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has officially
started the Dubai training camp with a class session at JA Ocean View Hotel,
Dubai on Thursday afternoon.
The session that lasted for one hour was aimed at creating a
strong bond amongst the players in order to build a formidable team.
All the players for the first time converged together with UK
based Roy Jayden Onen and Elvis Bwomono who earned their first call to the
McKinstry further highlighted the importance of “TEAM” as Together
Everyone Achieves More-something the players digested.
While in Dubai, the Cranes will conduct more class sessions as
well as training on the field of play befor...
Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has released the 2020 TOTAL
African Nations Championship (CHAN) championship dates.
Uganda Cranes opens up against Rwanda on 18th January 2021 at the
Stade de Unification in Douala in a group C duel.
This will be followed by a match against Togo on 22nd January 2021
at the same venue and the final group game will be on 26th January 2021 against
Uganda Cranes’ journey to Dubai, United Arab Emirates has been
pushed to Monday following a delay in travel clearance.
The team (local based and the technical staff) were initially supposed to
travel today and had embarked on their journey, however, delay in processing
the travel entry clearance to Dubai has caused a set back in the arrangements.
‘The travel plans for Uganda Cranes contingent to Dubai have been rescheduled
to Monday 5th October 2020 due a delay in acquiring the travel entry clearance
to UAE’ Confirmed FUFA Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein.
‘However the entire team that passed the Covid-19 tests carried out on Thursday
has now travelled back to the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisasi where they will
spend the night and also observe the SOPs set for the camp b...
The 30-year-old has been one of the key players for the 13-time league
AFC Leopards goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan has
extended his stay at the club for a year.
The Uganda shot-stopper joined Ingwe in July
2019, signing an initial one year contract. The contract expired a couple of
months ago and the two parties struggled to reach an agreement owing to
financial constraints experienced by the club.
However, Betsafe came on board and management were able to convince the
custodian to extend his deal.
"It is a theme of joy for us because finally the agreement has been
reached and Ochan will be with us for another season," an official from
Leopards confirmed to Goal on Sunday.
"[Ochan] has been a key player for us, and we all know how he...