The Federation for Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has approved that the Uganda national team (Uganda Cranes) are to hold a training in Lome, Togo in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World cup qualifier with Ghana on 7th October-2016 as per the press conference held on Tuesday, 13 September 2016.
Meanwhile as the training is going, there will be an international friendly match between the Cranes and the Togolese national team at Lome.
According to FUFA’s communications manager, Ahmed Hussein, all the selected team will fly to Lome for the significant training although the team has not been selected. He also added that the purpose of the camp is to enable the players get acquainted to the West African weather.
The Uganda Cranes head coach Mulitini ‘’Micho ‘’ Sredojovic is to name or team on 21st September 2016 at FUFA house during the weekly press conference. It’s possible that most players especially those that played against Comoros have very high chances to feature in Micho’s first team.
There are always clear signals that FUFA has shown very high commitment in organising camps for the Uganda Cranes ahead of crucial clashes. In May 2016, Uganda Cranes held a similar training camp in Zimbabwe ahead of the AFCON qualifier with Botswana. The Ugandan side however lost 2-0 in an international friendly in which Botswana side scored goals at the 10th and 32nd minutes and these goals came from one Teenage Hadebe.
Micho applauded FUFA for the commitment and added that such commitment makes players to tune in high gear for any game. Even in regional or local games FUFA has always secured training camps around Kampala and in most cases they spend cash for example the one at Kampala International School.
Uganda is in the same group with Egypt, Ghana and Congo Brazzaville and the best two will qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Uganda Cranes will play Ghana national team (Black Stars) in Tamale city on Friday, 7th-October-2016 and with Togo on Tuesday, 14th-October-2016.