Uganda Cranes have been drawn against South African nation Madagascar in the second phase of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches set to kick off on the weekend of Friday 16 – Sunday 18 May with the return legs set for a fortnight later of qualifiers.
In the draw, conducted on Sunday 27 April in Cairo, the Uganda national team was listed to start away in the two legged qualifier before hosting the COSAFA nation for the second leg at Namboole Stadium.
“It will be a competitive game. It will not be the Madagascar that plays in the COSAFA cup. I expect them to strengthen their team with players from the French league” said Micho Sredjevic, Uganda head coach.
Neighbours Tanzania will open their account with a home game against Zimbabwe while Kenya will start home to Comoros as Rwanda takes on CHAN champions Libya with opening leg set for Tripoli.
Incase Uganda progresses up to the group stage, they will play against Ghana, Togo and Guinea in group E.
Group A : Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Namibia/Congo/Libya/Rwanda
Group B : Mali, Algeria, Ethiopia, winner of SaoTome/Benin/Malawi/Chad.
Group C : Burkina Faso, Angola, Gabon, winner of Liberia/Lesotho/Kenya/Comoros.
Group D : Ivory Coast, Cameroon, DR Congo, winner of Swaziland/SierraLeone/Gambia/Seychelles.
Group E : Ghana, Togo, Guinea, winner of Madagascar/Uganda/Mauritania/EqGuinea.
Group F : Zambia, Cape Verde, Niger, winner of Tanzania/Zimbabwe/Mozambique/SouthSudan.
Group G : Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, winner of Burundi/Botswana/CAR/GuineaBissau.