Uganda Cranes fixtures at Chan 2018 (Group B)
- All matches in Marrakech, UG time in Brackets
- Uganda Vs Zambia –14th January 2018 7.30pm (10.30 pm)
- Uganda Vs Namibia –18th January 2018 7.30pm (10.30 pm)
- Uganda Vs Ivory Coast –22nd January 2018 7 pm (10 pm)
Uganda begin their 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan) campaign against Zambia in Marrakech, Morocco on Sunday looking to a strong start. v
And Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre believes they have prepared sufficiently for the event.
“I have been with the team for the last ten days following my appointment as head coach of Uganda Cranes,” started the Frenchman as he addressed the media in Marrakech in a prematch press conference.
“Uganda has a lot of potential and we shall work as a team to improve the levels of the national team.
“Our opening game is very important. Zambia is a good side and we are ready to face them. It is 50-50 for either side. Our target is to win the first game.”
Desabre, who replaced Micho Sredojevic on a permanent basis, added: “The second objective is to evaluate the players for the upcoming qualifiers of the Africa Cup of Nations to be played in September and October against Tanzania and Lesotho.”
Namibia and Ivory Coast complete Uganda’s Group B, from which the Cranes will be hoping to progress for the first time in four attempts.