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AFCON: Uganda to play Kenya in warm-up ahead of Comoros tie

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 18th June 2016 03:37 PM

Uganda are eyeing a spot in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years.

AFCON: Uganda to play Kenya in warm-up ahead of Comoros tie

Uganda are eyeing a spot in the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years.

PIC:  Uganda beat Botswana 2-1 earlier this month. (AFP)

2017 AFCON Group D qualifiers (September 3)

Uganda v Comoros

Burkina Faso v Botswana

Warm-up game (August 30)

Uganda v Kenya

Uganda Cranes will warm-up to their final Nations Cup Group D game with a friendly against neighbors Kenya.

The warm-up game will be played at Namboole on August 30, four days before the crucial tie against Comoros.

Uganda, looking to securing a place in the finals of Africa's top competition for the first time in 38 years, are currently second in Group D - level on points with Burkina Faso, who lead thanks to a better head-to-head.

Botswana and Comoros are already out, leaving Burkina Faso and Uganda as the only sides that can advance.

The Cranes, who beat Botswana 2-1 earlier this month, need nothing short of a win to stand a chance of progressing to the next stage - either as group leader or as best second finisher.

Meanwhile, the friendly against Uganda will be Kenya's warm-up to their final Group E against Zambia. The two sides, however, cannot make it to Gabon.


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