Uganda leave for Niger for friendly ahead of Ghana AFCON clash
Uganda on Sunday left for Niamey, Niger, for a training camp ahead of a 2015 AFCON qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi on Saturday.
Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevicsaid before departure from the Entebbe International Airport in Kampala that they are determined to go and work hard to try and get a good result in Ghana.
The Cranes are expected to also face Niger on September 2 in Niamey in a warm-up game that the two teams will use to prepare ahead of the Afcon qualifiers.
Sredojevic’s team however traveled without playmaker Brian Majwega who has a muscle strain.
“It is unfortunate with shall miss Majwega, but he pulled a muscle while featuring for his team KCCA FC in the Cecafa Kagame Club Championships in Rwanda over a week ago,” Sredojevic told Africanfootball.com.
The coach said he has traveled with 14 players, while the five professional players will join the team in Niger.
After facing Ghana, the Cranes will play host to Guinea on September 10 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
The Ugandan government has however put-In place conditions for the Guinea team to follow as a precautionary measure against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.
Guinea is one of the countries in West Africa that has been hit by the Ebola virus.