Raphael Manuvire of Zimbabwe challenged by Bernard Muwanga of Uganda during the 2016 CHAN Rwanda, match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Rubavu Stadium in Rubavu, Rwanda on 27 January 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Friday Jan 05, 2018. 16:00
Uganda’s 2018 CAF African Nations Championship skipper Bernard Muwanga says the CHAN tournament is a massive opportunity for them.
The Cranes are finalising their preparations ahead of the tournament set for locally-based players to be staged in Morocco this month.
Muwanga, who is also captain at Sports Club Villa Jogoo, will be returning to this biennial championship for the second time after featuring at the 2016 event in Rwanda.
He is among the 25 players who left the country for the training camp in Morocco where Uganda will also play two build-up matches against Guinea and Congo on January 6 and 9 respectively.
“Personally, I know the value that comes with playing at the CHAN tournament,” he said to Kawowo Sports.
“This is a total blessing because it is one way how us the players can market ourselves.
“We convened as a group first as players and discussed about our role and set the target.
“We need to qualify out of the group first before looking at any other issue.”
Uganda are in Group B alongside Zambia, Cote D’Ivoire and Namibia/