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CHAN 2020: Cranes targets substantial first leg advantage in Bujumbura

Uganda Cranes players warm up before a training session at the star times stadium, Lugogo | FUFA media

Uganda Crane’s will be targeting to pick up a morale boosting first leg advantage over Burundi, in the play off round in the 2020 Total African Nations Championships (CHAN) qualifiers in Bujumbura on Saturday, September 21st.

The two sides are just 180 minutes away from confirming their slots in the final CHAN tournament that will take place between January and February next year.

And Cranes interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru is confident that his charges are more than capable of picking up a first leg win despite being on away.

“We thank God that we reached safely in Burundi, the players are determined and encouraged to give out everything to ensure that we secure an away win so that we make our work light at home in the second leg,”

“We trained well and all players are in a good shape, ready for the game tomorrow.” Mubiru said after the team’s training session in Burundi.

The team’s captain Mustafa Mujuzi also sounded in a similar vibe as his coach, with the defender stating that winning is the only thing on their mind.

“Our target is to win Saturday’s game as we want to qualify for the final tournament as we have done in recent times,” he said.

The winner over two legs on aggregate will confirm their passage into the CHAN 2020 tournament that will be held in the West African nation of Cameroon.

After Saturday’s encounter, they will meet again at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo in the second leg on Friday, October 18th as Uganda targets its fifth consecutive qualification for the tournament that is contested for by the home-based players across the continent.

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