The contingent of 20 left Entebbe International Airport at 15:00hrs aboard South African Airlines and landed safely at OR Tambo International airport. Accommodated at Hotel near Airport but will connect tomorrow to Port Elizabeth.

Before  departure head coach Faridah Bulega assured Ugandans that the team is ready for  the tournament and they are going to compete not to participate.

‘We are going to compete but not to participate. My players will gain confidence, experience and exposure.

It is a great opportunity to be invited to this great tournament. We shall not disappoint our fans’ said Crested Cranes Head Coach Bulega.

Bulega also listed exposure and experience as some of the privileges her players will gain during the tournament.

Crested Cranes captain Tracy Jones Akiror promised Ugandans they will deliver and put up a fight.

‘We are well motivated. We are going to fight for good results. We urge all Ugandans to be behind us. Give us the support. We will not disappoint you’ said Crested Cranes captain Akiror.

Uganda is in group C with Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia.  Crested Cranes  will play Swaziland in the opening fixture on 12th September before taking Namibia and Zimbabwe on 15th and 17th respectively.