Cranes Ready To Take On The Stallions


Uganda Cranes Vs Burkina Faso – Tuesday, 29th March 2016 (7 p.m)


At Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

Uganda Cranes take on Burkina Faso in the countries 6th meeting.

The game on Tuesday night will be the return leg of the AFCON Group D qualifier, since the first leg was played three days ago at the Stade De 4-Aout in Ouagadougou.

Uganda lost the first match 1-0 courtesy of Jonathan Pitriopa’s well taken 59th minute penalty.

Burkina Faso arrived first on Sunday morning with a chartered flight before Uganda came later on, Sunday night aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

There are no injury concerns in the team camp and all the players are willing to give their best.

Team Skipper, Geofrey Massa, who plays professional football with South African Premiership side, Bloemfontein Celtics has vowed to give the best

Head to Head Record:

Uganda Cranes has now played Burkina Faso five times.

There are two draws for either countries. Uganda has won once and Burkina Faso twice.

In 2005, Uganda held Burkina Faso to a 2 all draw at Nelson Mandela National Stadium before losing 2-0 and recently 1-0 in Ouagadougou.

The other draw was the 0-0 in an international build up match.

Uganda Cranes only win over the Stallions came at the 2014 CHAN finals when striker Yunus Sentamu scored an incredible brace in South Africa.

The match will be handled by FIFA referees from Madagascar.


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