CAF calls off Uganda v Cape Verde AFCON qualifier

CAF calls off Uganda v Cape Verde AFCON qualifier
Cape Verde's player Garry Rodrigues (L) vies for the ball against Burkina Faso's player Malo Patrick (C) during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying soccer match held at National Satdium Praia in Cidade da Praia, Cape Verde, 12 November 2016. EPA/ENEIAS RODRIGUES

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Jun 10, 2017. 21:30

Latest information reaching is that the Confederation of African Football has announced that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group L qualifier between Uganda and Cape Verde has been postponed.

According to media reports in Uganda, the match was initially scheduled to get underway in Praia on Saturday, 10 June, but will now be staged on Sunday.

In a statement released by the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations (FUFA), the Cranes national team was stranded in Dakar and failed to take off en route to Praia.


“Kindly be informed that the flight of the Ugandan team has failed to take off from Dakar due to technical problem which was considered as a case of force majeure by the Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations,” reads a statement from FUFA's communications manager, Ahmed Hussein.

“The match was due to be played on Saturday 10th June, 2017 in Praia at 8.30pm (EAST), 4.30pm in Cape Verde.

“The kick off time for tomorrow’s match has been delayed by 24 hours. We shall get more details about the change of the match but the players are in good condition and ready for action.

“The entire Uganda Cranes contingent is now in Praia.

“The change of match took the effort of FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo to communicate to Continental Soccer governing body CAF about today’s events in Dakar where Uganda Cranes final contingent had camped but found it difficult to connect to Cape Verde this morning.”

This website will follow the developments and provide the details regarding kick-off times for Sunday, 11 June.

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