Faruku Miya, Khalid Aucho and Geofrey Kizito of Uganda leaving after fail to qualify for the Quarter final during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals at the Oyem Airport in Gabon on 26 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Tuesday Jun 04, 2019. 15:00
Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre has confirmed that the Cranes will face Turkmenistan and Ivory Coast ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Egypt.
The Cranes will face Turkmenistan on June 9 at the New York University stadium in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
However, this match will be played behind closed doors and fans will not be allowed to access the stadium.
The organisers of the two friendlies have cleared the fans to watch their heroes when Uganda Cranes takes on Ivory Coast on June 15.
Training at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Cricket Sports Complex continued in the morning under the guidance of the head coach and his assistant.
"We must put value to every moment we spend here in Abu Dhabi. The intensity of the training is picking up and that calls for high levels of total discipline," Desabre said.
"We must prepare very well for the tournament and that is why we have organized two friendlies for the team on 9th and 15th June against very good teams."
Uganda are in Group A along with Zimbabwe, DR Congo and tournament hosts, Egypt.