Afcon: Cranes to take on Turkmenistan, Ivory Coast


Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre has confirmed that the National team currently in Camp in Abu Dhabi will face Turkmenistan on 9th June at the New York University stadium in Abu Dhabi.

However this match will be played behind closed doors and fans will not be allowed to access the stadium. The match will kickoff off at 8pm.

Uganda vs Ivory Coast

However the organisers of the two friendlies have cleared the fans to watch their heroes when Uganda Cranes takes on Ivory Coast on 15th June 2019.

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The venue, Charges and kick off time are yet to be communicated by the organisers.

Saturday training

Training at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Cricket Sports Complex continued in the morning under the guidance of the head coach and his assistant.

“We must put value to every moment we spend here in Abu Dhabi. The intensity of the training is picking up and that calls for high levels of total discipline. We must prepare very well for the tournament and that is why we have organized two friendlies for the team on 9th and 15th June against very good teams,” said Sebastien.

The players will return to training later today to complete the double sessions planned by the technical team.

The team will have a day off tomorrow but two more players Kizito Luwagga and Salim Jamal will join camp later on Sunday while Lumala Abdu and Alexis Bakka will fly in on Monday 3rd June.

Stadium visit- New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi

The Head coach Sebastien Desabre, his assistant Matia Lule and Team coordinator Crispus Muyinda visited the stadium that will host the friendly match on 9th June between Uganda and Turkmenistan.

It is a natural grass pitch and the coach is impressed with the state in which it is being managed.



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