Cranes to open against Morocco in LG Cup Africa

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Hosts Morocco will be Uganda Cranes first opponents when the LG Cup Africa gets under way on November 11. The event will also attract the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and Sudan who qualified for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

Uganda Cranes will open their campaign against hosts Morocco in the 2011 LG Cup to take place in Marrakech November 11-13.
 
The organizers Morocco Football Federation (MFF) and the sponsors released the fixtures on Monday and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will face Sudan in the opening game of the tournament.
 
The Cranes who have included some professional players on their squad are taking nothing to chance although they are not going to have any serious training before the tournament.

Coach Bobby Williamson’s team will play their second game against Sudan (qualified for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations) on November 13.
 
The best team will walk away with US$60,000 (Shs167m), while the runner up will take US$30,000 (SHs83m), third placed US$20,000 and the fourth US$10,000.

However, the sponsors are catering for the transport, meals and accommodation for all the teams.
 
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cleared all the four teams to participate in the tournament as is required by the rules. The new FIFA Regulations governing International matches require the participating Nations to seek clearance from their respective confederations before taking part in any international matches. 
 
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