Arsenal midfielder Ismael Bennacer has been called up to Algeria‘s squad for the Africa Cup of Nations according to reports. The mirror states that the 19-year-old is a replacement for the injured Saphir Taider who had to withdraw from the Algerian squad. Bennacer only made his senior debut for Algeria in September, 2017 after switching international allegiance in July.
Uganda Cranes were defeated 3-0 by Ivory Coast on Wednesday,11th January,2017 at the New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi to end their preparation for 2017 African Cup of Nations. The Cranes held the regaining champions till the 51st minute when Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia put the Black Stars into the lead. Crystal Palace
Uganda Cranes have received a financial boost ahead of their 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon according to various reports. The Ugandan government has given US $540716 to help the Cranes at the tournament which kicks off in Gabon on 14 January though it is considerably less than the Federation of Uganda
Nigeria legends Augustine ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha and Sunday Oliseh are scheduled to visit Uganda in April this year as part of StarTimes program. Their visit comes a year after another Nigerian and Africa legend Nwankwo Kanu visited the country as a StarTimes Ambassador. The two stars graced the Bundesliga during the peak of their careers with
Uganda Cranes claimed a famous 3-1 victory over 25th ranked European side Slovakia in an international friendly on Sunday 8th, January 2017 at the Armed Forces Stadium in Abu Dhabi, as they step up preparation for the 2017 African Cup of Nations. The Cranes got an early lead after five minutes into the game through Moses Oloya.
Uganda Cranes scooped the best team of 2016 at the Glo-CAF Awards with goalkeeper Dennis Onyango taking home the best African based player of the year award on 5th January, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. Cranes beat stiff competition from DR Congo and Senegal to the team of the year award after making history by ending