The Cranes of Uganda have sent a strong warning to the Black Stars of Ghana ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifier on October 7 at the Tamale Sports Stadium after settling salary arrears and other financial rewards owed the technical team and players.
Uganda made a return to the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations after their 38 years hiatus when they topped a group containing Burkina Faso,Comoros and Botswana to book their place at the 2017 edition in Gabon and are hoping to make the 2018 World Cup the icing on the cake.
Spokesperson of FUFA (Federation of Uganda Football Associations), Ahmed Hussein in an exclusive interview with Kasapa Sports on Saturday said the Uganda FA and Government were leaving no stone unturned ahead of the crucial world cup qualifier with Ghana.
Yes we know the battle is between Uganda and Ghana, Uganda and Egypt, and with Congo as well. I think the Cranes of Uganda will fancy their chances. It has been a year of miracles, it has been a year of hard work and the hard work has been paying off with fantastic results against the big boys in African football for the last three years. If you remember very well in Kumasi when the Cranes played Ghana, the Ghanaian team needed a penalty to save the day .Although the Ghanaian team has been at the World Cup quite often and we are yet to play even at the group phase of the World Cup qualification we believe now that we are here the hard work that ensured we qualified for the upcoming AFCON in 2017 will still be there and with the same spirit we will make a way. The claims of unpaid bonuses and salary arrears to the technical team have been settled after the Uganda government injected a financial muscle to the tune of $200,000 on Saturday morning so the team is fired up for the game against Ghana on Friday, 7th October, 2016.
The Uganda team will depart Uganda en route Ethiopia and have a stop over in Togo to play a friendly match on Tuesday, 4th October and finally fly to Ghana for the game on Friday.
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