INSIDE AFCON 2019: Uganda Cranes Boycott Training Over Unpaid Bonuses After Last 16 Qualification

Uganda are the latest team to protest over unpaid wages at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after the players refused to train on Tuesday following their qualification for the last 16.

The Cranes, under Sebastien Desabre, gave a surprising display of resilience in this year’s tournament, toiling to finish in second place in Group A with just four points.

According to reports, the players are demanding $6,000 in bonuses for their win and draw against DR Congo and Zimbabwe respectively. They are due $4,000 in their wins and $2,000 when they draw.

Another source in Cairo has revealed that the Cranes are not on CAF’s schedule of teams that will train today due to them missing their training yesterday. 

Meanwhile, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) is being pressured to write to CAF to withdraw Uganda from the tournament should the players continue the strike and not train.

Uganda face Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium by 8pm on Friday, July 5 for a quarterfinal spot.