Senegal v Uganda
Ugandan fans in the diaspora travel to Morocco to support the Cranes in Saturdays clash against Senegal in Marrakesh.
Uganda’s ambassador in Morocco Moses Kiwe Sebunya has revealed that some Ugandans have arrived from Europe to support the Cranes in the teams showdown against Senegal their 2014 World Cup Group J qualifying decider.
“My office has been in contact with Ugandan leaving in France and US who have arrived here in Marrakesh to cheer the national team,” revealed Sebunya.
Sebunya and the Ugandan State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi officially welcomed the Cranes team to Marrakesh on Friday at the Le Meridien N’Fis Hotel, located in the centre of Marrakesh.
The ambassador said he will be in the stadium to cheer the team together with other Ugandans who are coming on a chartered flight.
The State Minister in-charge of Sports revealed that this time the government has tried to invest money in the Cranes’ preparations.
“We are optimistic the team will perform well because the team has trained hard and has had many friendly games,” said Bakkabulindi.
He called upon all 154 Ugandans coming on a chartered Ethiopian Airways flight on Saturday to cheer the team for the entire 90 minutes.
“I also want to thank my government for having provided money for the team’s preparation and the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for providing money to charter a plane for the fans,” said Bakkabulindi.
Uganda Cranes need an outright win against Senegal to qualify for the final round of the World Cup qualifiers.
Senegal lead on 9 points while Cranes are second on 8 points.