By Denis Turyahebwa
With just hours to the long-awaited encounter of the AFCON Qualifiers’ second last group game where Uganda cranes will lock horns with Burkina Faso a game that is very crucial for both sides, FUFA has already started planning ahead for the final group match against Malawi in Lilongwe on Saturday.
According to the FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein, they have plans to fly the Uganda National Team (Uganda Cranes) to Malawi by chartered flight for the final Total AFCON qualifier to be played on 29th March 2021.
Uganda Airlines will fly the team on one of its bombardiers.
‘The team will fly out on 28th March 2021 aboard Uganda Airlines Bombardier. It is important for the National Team to travel with a lot of comforts during the current COVID-19 times when you need the entire team to move together for better preparations,” he said before adding that, “the final contingent will be released by FUFA.”
It will be the second time in this campaign that FUFA has paid for a chartered flight to transport Uganda Cranes. The opening fixture against Burkina Faso saw Cranes use Uganda Airlines as they picked a valuable point off the West African Giants in Ouagadougou.
Uganda plays Burkina Faso on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Kitende. The Cranes are currently second in group B on seven points.
A win for the cranes takes them to ten points just two points clear ahead of the current group leaders Burkina Faso which means a point away to Malawi would qualify the Cranes to the AFCON finals.