Onyango back as Cranes face Africa’s defending champions Ivory Coast today

Uganda Cranes face the last test in preparation for AFCON with three days left to kick off. Cranes face 2015 AFCON champions Ivory Coast in a game that will boost their confidence. 

With similar heavyweights Ghana, Mali and Egypt as Cranes’ Group D opponents at AFCON, today’s game will be more than a friendly. Goalkeeper Denis Onyango is expected to feature in this game after being on the sidelines for a month due to a thigh injury. On record Cranes has  faced Ivory Coast twice attaining one draw and losing the other.

Cranes has played two major competitive friendly games, losing the first one 2-0 against Tunisia. But they bounced back from the defeat by winning 3-1 against European side Slovakia. After today’s game, Cranes will jet off to Gabon, Port Gentil.

Group D games will start on Tuesday January 17 with Uganda v Ghana at 7pm followed by Egypt v Mali at 10pm both games will be held at Port Gentil Stadium.