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Cranes players abandon training over pay

Cranes train recently

Uganda Cranes did not train on Tuesday as earlier scheduled with reports that they staged a strike over unpaid bonuses.

The team was supposed to conduct training at the Arab Contractors stadium but they never showed up to the disappointment of the media that was waiting. Fufa Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein later, with no details, revealed that the training was cancelled.

Sebastien Desabre, coach of Uganda during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Uganda Training at Arab Constractors Staium, Cairo, Egypt on 20 June 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu

Reports say that players staged the strike demanding to be paid their $6000 bonuses in total for win and draw against DR Congo and Zimbabwe respectively.

Awin for the Cranes in Afcon fetches $4000 for each player while a draw earns each $2000. Uganda is due to take on Senegal on Friday in the round of 16 clash at the Cairo International stadium.


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