Tri Nation tournament postponed by FUFA due to Coronavirus fears

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The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has rescheduled the tri nation tournament that was set to take place in Kampala later this month.

The tournament was staged to help Uganda prepare for the African Nations Championship (Chan).

However, the statement which confirmed the change of dates for the tournament did not specify the reason for amendments.

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This development ,however, comes a day after Caf postponed the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Therefore which were supposed to be played at the end of the month.

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CAF’s reason for the postponement was coronavirus which is wreaking havoc with sporting schedules around the world.

According to sources from FUFA, the federation also postponed the Tri-Nation tournament due to Coronavirus fears.

Uganda, Zambia and Mali, who are all participants in the 2020 Chan competition in Cameroon, were set clash between March 17 to 21 in this tournament.

“The Three Nations Tournament between Uganda, Zambia and Mali that was due to kick off on 17th and end on 21st March has now been postponed to 24th-28th March 2020 at Namboole stadium,” FUFA announced the changes on their Facebook page on Saturday.

Uganda has been training for almost two weeks now in preparation to host the competition as well as getting ready for the African biennial tournament meant for local-based players.

All games between Zambia, Uganda and Mali were to be played at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

Uganda is pitted in Group C alongside champions Morocco, neighbours Rwanda and Claude Le Roy’s Togo.

Mali is pooled in Group A which also consists of hosts Cameroon, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso.

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Zambia will lock horns with Namibia, Tanzania and Guinea in Group D in the tournament which will run from April 4 to 25 in four cities of West African nation Cameroon. 

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