Cranes Players To Share Over 200 Million For Afcon Qualification

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According to the proposed arrangement, the players will get 200 million if the team beats Zambia on October 13 and qualify for the Nations Cup. But depending on what happens after that match, then that could go to 400 million shillings.

The Cranes team stands to pocket bag 200 to 400 million shillings if they qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).

Mujib Kasule, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Vice President in-charge of the League told URN this morning during the Cranes training at Namboole Stadium that they have already discussed with the FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa about a big bonus.

According to the proposed arrangement, the players will get 200 million if the team beats Zambia on October 13 and qualify for the Nations Cup. But depending on what happens after that match, then that could go to 400 million shillings.

He explained that since the Cranes last qualified for Africa’s biggest football showpiece in 1978, making it back to the event would be a big bonus and the players and technical team would need to be appreciated in a significant way.

About the team preparing to take on African champions Zambia, head coach Bobby Williamson said they are getting on well so far and some of the players like Geoffrey Massa, Brian Umony and Musa Mudde who are returning from injury are working hard on their fitness levels. He also named his 26 man team that will be in camp including Chrysostom Ntambi and youngster Geoffrey Kizito.
 
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After the Cranes 1-0 loss to the Chipolopolo of Zambia last month, the Cranes need to register a victory with more than two goals to book a ticket to South Africa. The team was meant to enter residential camp this afternoon while the other foreign based player Andy Mwesigwa, Tony Mawejje, Dhaira, Hamis Kiiza are all expected to be in camp by early next week.

In a new development Confederation of African Football Federation (CAF) will send a top security official from Nigeria who arrives October 11 to supervise all security matters pertaining to the Cranes-Zambia match. FUFA spokesman Rogers Mulindwa explained that they will accord the official Bojaji Oba Oja all the information he needs and makes sure they introduce him to all the security they will work with on the day of the match.

About the tickets going on sale, Mulindwa said although they failed to have them this week, they will be on sale starting Monday next week with the gold ticket going for 120,000 shillings, while the VIP will be at 75,000 shillings and the normal ticket 40,000 shillings.
 
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