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Uganda Cranes to Meet Museveni Today


Uganda Cranes will be hosted by President Yoweri Museveni this Monday after the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.

Uganda for the first time since 1978 reached the knockout stage. The players’ strike, resignation of coach Sebastian Desabre has questioned what was a great performance by the Cranes.

Several players are already back while others arrive this morning in time to meet with President Museveni in statement given by the soccer governing body FUFA.

The Cranes lost 1-0 to Senegal in Round of 16 in a match played at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday.

Uganda Cranes beat the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 before settling for a 1-all draw against Zimbabwe. The team went on to fall 2-0 to hosts in the last Group A match to finish second in the group and made it the 16th round.

Before the game against Senegal, the players staged a sit-down strike over pay. FUFA later announced that they will reward every player with US$6,000 (Shs22 million) for qualifying for the Round of 16.

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