FUFA To Charter Plane For 2018 World Cup Qualifier In Togo

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The Federation of Uganda Football Associations FUFA has said they plan to charter a plane for the Cranes team for the 2018 World Cup qualifier away game against Togo on November 11th.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has said they plan to charter a plane for the Cranes team for the 2018 World Cup qualifier away game against Togo on November 11th.


Decolas Kiiza, the FA's Head of Finance told URN on Monday that after qualifying for the 2016 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) on Sunday attention has now shifted to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.


"That trip to Togo is very tricky because it involves playing a return leg in Kampala on November 14th. This means the best way is to charter a plane for about UGX648 million (US$180,000).


Kiiza explained that they are not going to take chances and instead charter a plane because the flights connecting back to Entebbe from Lome can only reach November 14th on the day of the return leg. Last year Uganda Cranes lost twice to Emmanuel Adebayor's Togo in a 2014 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.


The Cranes who last qualified for the 1978 Afcon have already bagged six points after wins over Botswana and Comoros in the 2017 Afcon qualifier. Coach Milutin ‘Micho' Sredojevic will hope that his team can eliminate Togo and qualify for the group stages of the qualifiers.


While Uganda will face Togo, the other teams from the Council for East and Central African Football (Cecafa) region like Tanzania will face Algeria, Kenya take on Cape Verde Islands, while Rwanda battle Libya. Burundi will also take on DR Congo, Sudan face Zambia and Ethiopia host Congo Brazzaville.