Uganda Cranes To Face Rwanda In International Friendly

Cranes striker Brian Umony in a recent game
Cranes striker Brian Umony in a recent game

Uganda Cranes will have a chance to test their local based players when they face Rwanda in an international friendly match on February 6 at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali.

Rogers Mulindwa, the Federation of Uganda Football Associoations spokesman confirmed Thursday afternoon that Rwanda has invited Uganda and the team will travel for the match.

Fufa Vice President in-charge of the League, Mujib Kasule said that Uganda had agreed in principle to face the Amavubi of Rwanda, but will wait to confirm that their government will cater for the accommodation and transportation of the team.

In their last meeting during the 2011 Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup finals in Tanzania, Uganda beat Rwanda 2-1 in the finals.

While the Amavubi will use the game to prepare for the up-coming 2014 World Cup qualifying tie Mali on March 22, Uganda will also use it to get their troops ready for an away trip to Liberia for the same qualifier.

In the other international friendly games lined up in the region for February 6, Tanzania will host former African champions Cameroon in a game Samuel Eto’o is expected to feature, while Kenya will battle Libya.

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