Monday, 28 March 2016

Cranes back home, countdown to Burkina Faso game starts

The Cranes XI that started on Saturday. 
The team returned at 1am


Uganda vs Burkina Faso 7pm (Live SS9 & UBC)


Burkina Faso 1 Uganda 0


Botswana 2 Comoros 1

Group D         P W  D  L  F A Pts

B. Faso           3   2   0  1   3 1  6

Uganda           3   2  0  1   3 1   6

Botswana        4   2  0  2   3 4   6

Comoros         4   1  0  3   2 5   3

The national soccer team Cranes are back home and officials are confident they have their mind fully focused on a victory tomorrow.

A change in flights saw them arrive 12 hours earlier than earlier scheduled.

Despite the long flight, FUFA president Moses Magogo said the team "are not cry babies. We shall definitely stage a fight in Namboole on Tuesday."

In Saturday's game, Burkina Faso only broke down Uganda through a penalty in the 60th minute. 

"With the performance of the boys on the night, it is just a battle lost, not the the war. We shall definitely stage a fight in Namboole on Tuesday," said FUFA president Moses Magogo soon after Saturday's away game.

"I love the spirit of the players thinking it is Namboole or never. The morale is even higher," he added.

The Stallions of Burkina Faso flew into Kampala yesterday.

Uganda nearly got a similar opportunity in the last minutes of the game, but the Egyptian referee did not think an infringement was a penalty.

According to Magogo, "The centre referee confesses there was contact on Emma Okwi but ball was out of play."

ALL SET: Burkina arrived 11am
 Sunday, Cranes arrives 1am Monday

With three teams now in Group D at six points, the race for the automatic qualification first place is tougher than ever before. The 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon 

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