Uganda train after securing "extra incentive" at Nations Cup

Patrick Kaddu celebrates scoring Uganda's opening goal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

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 are due to play Senegal on Friday in the last-16 of Egypt 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.

"We will give the maximum, like against Egypt, Congo or Zimbabwe," the coach said in a video released by FUFA.

"We have a chance if we keep the same high spirits and motivation. We have continued our work, and that shows the commitment of the boys."

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt33005059
2Uganda31113304
3DR Congo31024403
4Zimbabwe301216-51

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Madagascar32105237
2Nigeria32012206
3Guinea31114314
4Burundi300304-40

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Algeria33006069
2Senegal32015146
3Kenya310237-43
4Tanzania300328-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morocco33003039
2Ivory Coast32015236
3South Africa310212-13
4Namibia300316-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mali32106247
2Tunisia30302203
3Angola302112-12
4Mauritania302114-32

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana31204225
2Cameroon31202025
3Benin30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301204-41
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