Guinea and Somalia to Host Uganda in Morocco for 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

Uganda Cranes Starting XI in a friendly games against Mali / FUFA Image

FOOTBALL Guinea and Somalia to Host Uganda in Morocco for 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

Brian Aheebwa 18:14 - 31.10.2023

Uganda, like many countries, grapples with the challenge of inadequate sports facilities, a predicament shared by several African nations.

In the upcoming international window, the 2026 World Cup qualifiers will kick off, with Uganda set to face Guinea and Somalia.

Because they don't have CAF and FIFA standardized stadiums, Guinea and Somalia will welcome the Cranes on the Moroccan turf.

These pivotal clashes are scheduled to take place at the Berkane Municipal Stadium, which is the home ground of the Moroccan football club RS Berkane.

Guinea will have the first chance to host the Cranes on Wednesday, November 15, followed by the showdown between Uganda and Somalia on Saturday, November 18.

The Uganda Cranes team that faced Zambia in a friendly staged in Dubai / FUFA Image

Back in Uganda, there are hope that Mandela National Stadium will be ready by the end of November, as it's the designated time for the completion of its renovation.

The Uganda Cranes who are in Group G of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, alongside African football powerhouses Algeria, Botswana, Mozambique, Somalia, and Guinea will not have a home game in the World Cup qualifiers this year.

Their first home game will come on June 5 2024, against Botswana and the journey to the World Cup promises to be an exciting and challenging one for the Uganda Cranes, as they strive to make their mark on the global stage.