- 7th October 2017: Uganda Vs Ghana – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
- 6th November 2017: Congo Vs Uganda – Congo
Uganda Cranes has a realistic dream of qualifying for their first ever FIFA World Cup tournament.
With two matches left in group E, Uganda is currently second with 7 points behind Egypt who have 10 points.
It is upon this back ground that Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) calls for the continued support from Government for the remaining campaign to realize the dream.
FUFA President addressed the media during a press conference at Mengo, Kampala on Wednesday that the Dream is Alive since the team demonstrated that it has the ability to win the remaining matches and consequently the biggest opportunity ever to play at the World Cup.
Eng. Magogo also appealed to the Government to come in and facilitate the Uganda Cranes for the rest of the games to realize the long time dream of Uganda playing at the FIFA World Cup.
Uganda Cranes host Ghana on Saturday, 7th October 2017 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
On the same day, Egypt will entertain Congo.
Below is his statement
FUFA, the Coaches and Players have worked against all odds to get to a situation many African Countries that have invested a lot would envy
I take the opportunity to thank those fans who have been with us in the thin and thick.
The Sponsors (Airtel, Nile Breweries, BIDCO, NIC and Ecobank) and other football Sponsors who indirectly have helped to build to the current Status.
I would also like to specifically thank HE the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the entire Government apparatus for the support they have given this campaign. The only time we did not get the support while playing away was against Egypt and no wonder it was the first time we conceded and lost the match.
Had it not been the paying fans, the Sponsors and the support earlier gotten from Government, we would not be in this position.
Despite the financial support from Government and the Sponsors, competing to play at the World Cup is such an expensive venture yet considering the exponential effect of the qualification, this is the moment every Ugandan would throw their weight behind the team.
We call upon the Government to financially support the Uganda Cranes in such a historic goal for our Country. This final bend that has not been supported is the ultimate.
The earlier support will all go to waste if this final bend is not supported.