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AFCON 2019: Uganda players report to training after cash settlement

By Vincent Ashitey
AFCON 2019: Uganda players report to training after cash settlement
AFCON 2019: Uganda players report to training after cash settlement

Uganda's players ended their boycott of Africa Cup of Nations training after being promised an extra $6000 dollars each by the country's Football Association (FUFA).

The squad took to the pitch three hours behind schedule on Wednesday, after securing the extra cash.

They will play Senegal on Friday in the last-16 of AFCON 2019.

FUFA says it had already paid everything owed under the pre-tournament agreement.

But the governing body said the importance of Friday's game meant they had to act.

"Considering the magnitude and importance of the event of Uganda Cranes match against the Teranga Lions of Senegal, the interests of the Nation, Government, the Sponsors, and the gallant fans, FUFA has agreed to pay 6,000 USD over and above the agreed terms in the Code of Conduct," a FUFA statement read.

It stated that "matters of finance" will not now be discussed until the end of their participation in the tournament.

The dispute has disrupted the Cranes' preparations for the game against Senegal, but their coach, Sebastien Desabre, said there would be no drop off in the commitment of the squad.

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