Cranes receive Afcon financial boast worth Shs973m

Fufa and Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre will be looking at, at least, a Cosafa team and another from the Arab world for friendlies ahead of the finals.

This was after Fufa, together with 23 other associations received funds as mandated by Caf for all participating teams in the forthcoming tournament, to help in preliminary preparations for the tournament set to kick-off on June 21.
The one month event will be staged in Egypt, where Uganda will be making a second successive appearance after burying a four-decade jinx at Gabon 2017.

This advance payment is however not part of the  supplementation by government  as Uganda make a seventh finals appearance.
It is, however, not free money as the same amounts will be deducted from the premiums to be received by each country at the end of the tournament.

The premiums range between $4.5m (Shs17b) for the eventual champions and $475,000 (Shs1.8b) for the teams that will be eliminated at the group stage.
Uganda open their Afcon campaign in Cairo, Egypt against Democratic Republic of Congo, before encountering Zimbabwe and will wrap up their Group A last game against hosts Egypt.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

Group A: Egypt (Hosts), DR Congo, Uganda,
Zimbabwe
Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar,
Burundi
Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania
Group D: Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa,
Namibia
Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola
Group F: Cameroon (Holders), Ghana, Benin,
Guinea-Bissau
CRANES FIXTURES
June 22: Uganda vs. DR Congo, Cairo
June 26: Uganda vs. Zimbabwe, Cairo
June 30: Egypt vs. Uganda, Cairo