Taddeo Lwanga and Uganda Cranes crew

AFCON 2019 Qualifiers (Group L):

  • Sunday, 24th March 2019
  • Tanzania Taifa Stars Vs Uganda Cranes
  • At National Stadium, Dar es Salaam (6 PM)

Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre believes Tanzania will be under pressure to deliver as his side has already secured their slot at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre will think of players as Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma for the CHAN qualifiers

The Cranes visit neighbours Tanzania on 24th March 2019 in a match that the home side will need maximum points if they are to qualify for the continental showpiece.

We need to finish the AFCON 2019 qualification on a strong note. We are eyeing a very good finish very well in Tanzania and end with maximumpoints in Tanzania. It is a good opportunity to play in Tanzania. They (Tanzania) will be under pressure and I know the stadium will be full to capacity.

Sebastien Desabre
Uganda Cranes team

Desabre acknowledges that he now has two goals at stake – AFCON finals in Egypt as well as the preparation for CHAN 2020 qualifiers, which  in July and this game will be a build up.

We have two targets at the same time that is the AFCON last group qualifier which will lead us to the final tournament in Egypt and the CHAN 2020 Preparation.

Training camp in Egypt

Desabre also hinted about the upcoming training camp in Ismailia, Egypt.

The camp will start on the 17th to 22nd March 2019 with the objective of team bonding as well as a platform to further assess the form and fitness of all the players especially the foreign based players.

After the trial game against Kampala region select side, the team will travel to Ismaily in Egypt for the training camp. I thank the Federation led by Moses Magogo for the training camp. It will present early preparations for the Uganda Cranes team well ahead of AFCON tournament as the players get used to the weather conditions.

Desabre added
Uganda Cranes team praying