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Uganda Cranes driver Ahmed Kabali and another guest Mpoulo Siraje Mukisa are part of the contingent in Uyo State to witness the national team international friendly against hosts Nigeria this evening.

Uganda Cranes driver Ahmed Kabali and another guest Mpoulo Siraje Mukisa are part of the Ugandan contingent in Uyo State for the national team international friendly against hosts Nigeria this evening.

Decolas Kiiza, the head of Finance told URN that taking Fufa staff for some of these trips is another way of motivating them. Besides the technical staff and Fufa spokesman Ahmed Hussein, the 12th official on the team is Kawempe delegate Kenneth Musisi.

The Nigerian FA is catering for air tickets and accommodation for the 30 man delegation, although details about the amount of money to be paid to Uganda for the match is not established.

The Cranes team that traveled on Sunday through Ethiopia will use today's game to prepare ahead of several International matches lined-up this year including the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) and 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

University of Pretoria striker Geoffrey Massa who netted four goals in the 2015 Afcon qualifiers will lead the Uganda Cranes attack together with URA FC's marksman Robert Ssentongo, Brian Majwega and Portugal based William Kizito Luwagga.

Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho' Sredojevic will however have to tinker with the defence in the absence of established players. South African based goalkeeper Denis Onyango who is enjoying good form for his team Mamelodi Sundowns arrived yesterday in time for the game.

Sredojevic said that they are taking the match very seriously because it will determine several aspects in their preparations in the year.

The Super Eagles will be without some of their stars like John Obi Mikel (Chelsea), although experienced goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama will captain the team. The other starts expected to feature for Nigeria include; Victor Moses (Stoke City, England), Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia) and Ogenyi Onazi (SS Lazio, Italy)