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Uganda annouce upcoming 2017 AFCON preparations


Photo: Federation of Uganda Football Associations

Uganda announced five friendlies as part of the team’s preparations for the 2017 AFCON in Gabon.

Egypt, Africa’s seven-time champions, were drawn against Ghana and Uganda – both teams are also alongside Hector Cuper’s men in Group E of 2018 World Cup qualifying – as well as Mali. The team recently announced their 40-man provisional squad that is set to represent the country in the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Cranes will start their friendlies playing against Cup hosts Gabon on December 29, then head to Tunisia to face Libya on the first day of 2017. Afterwards, the team will play against Tunisia three days later and then Slovakia on January 8.

Finally, The Cranes will square off with Cote d’Ivoire on January 11 in Dubai, a few days before the start of the continental championship. The 2017 AFCON will start on January 14 till February 5.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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