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Uganda Cranes players refuse to train ahead of Senegal clash

The Uganda Cranes will take on Senegal in the round of 16.

The Uganda Cranes are currently the talk of town as they continue to impress at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Sebastien Desabre’s side reached the knockout stages of the competition on Sunday night, despite losing 0-2 to the hosts in a game in which they gave a very good account of themselves.

Sunday’s result meant Uganda had finished second in the group with four points, having defeated DR Congo in the first game and then drawn 1-1 with Zimbabwe.

The round of 16 will see them take on Senegal on Friday night and despite going into the game as underdogs, the feeling back home is that, Uganda can shock the Lions of Teranga.

However, as the fans look forward to the game, it seems the players are not.

According to Football 256, the players refused to train on Tuesday, demanding payment of their allowances.

The team was supposed to have a session at the Cairo International Stadium at 7pm (EAT), but did not turn up.

After reaching one of the players, Football 256, reports that the unnamed player was bitter, claiming that he and his peers need their allowances before resuming preparations for the game against Senegal.

“We are not training today, we need our allowances, he said.

“You guys (journalists) report that we have been cleared yet in actual sense, we have not.

“So we are putting our tools down until something is done.

It was reported on Tuesday, June 25th, that the players had received UGX 16.6m following the victory over DR Congo and it is also understood that their qualification bonuses where cleared before the tournament.

PML Daily is yet to establish which allowances have not been paid.

Each Cranes player is entitled to $4000 for each victory and $200 for a draw.

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