Two days before the Cranes fly out to face Senegal in the final group J match of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, president Yoweri Museveni has flagged it off at a luncheon organized by State House in Entebbe.

The flag off comes two days earlier as the president confirmed he will be away by Thursday. The team first had lunch in State House before proceeding to Entebbe Airbase where the official flag off happened.

At the flag off, Museveni confirmed that government will facilitate all the preparations for the Senegal game including paying players’ allowances, tickets and accommodation with the team set to pinch a training camp in Istanbul, Turkey.

The president immediately handed a dummy cheque worth Ugx 384 million. In addition, Museveni confirmed that State House will charter a plane to carry over 150 fans to go cheer the Cranes.

He further stated that government has instructed staff to work on ensuring that the Cranes’ players get monthly allowances.

The flag off was attended by among others outgoing Fufa president Lawrence Mulindwa, Fufa Vice President in charge of administration Engineer Moses Magogo, Fufa Vice president in charge of the super league Mujib Kasule, Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo, State Minister for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi, commissioner for Sports Apita Omara and Zubair Galiwango from National Council of Sports.

Meanwhile, Cranes will have to face Botswana on Saturday 31 in a friendly match in Gaborone before proceeding to Istanbul and will later travel to Marakkesh, Morocco where they face Senegal on September 7. Uganda must win to top the group.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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