By Najibu Mulema

Each Uganda Cranes player will walk away with shs 27,150,000 as appearance fees at the ongoing 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Uganda FA head of Finance , Decolas Kiiza stressed out that each of the 23 players who made it to Gabon will get US$7,500 as appearance fees at the event.

Kizza said that although the government only budgeted for U$5,000 for the players as appearance at the competition, the FA decided to top-up and make it US$7,500.

On Saturday, Cranes’ hopes to advance to the next stage were shuttered when it was edged by Egypt in a 1:0 goal difference at Port Gentil Stadium.

On Wednesday, the national team will play its last game against Mali which is also struggling to make it to the last eight.