This does not mean they don’t want to go to Qatar in 2022, but the African nation is setting realistic goals
When Uganda failed to qualify for the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) planned a big return.
And they did it this year when they qualified for the 2019 edition after planning it a few years ago.
Now the African nation has set its aim at the 2026 World Cup.
“In 2015 after failing to qualify for the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations, we sat down as FUFA to lay down a strategy that would help us achieve that target,” FUFA President Moses Magogo said in the FUFA’s official website.
“We held a symposium and designed out 8 key aspects and indeed we managed to obtain the set target.”
“That is done but football continues, therefore, as FUFA we are now setting a new target and that is qualifying for the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, USA, and Canada,” he added.
“This does not mean that we will not participate and compete in the tournaments between now and 2026.”
“We have to play at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and qualifiers for subsequent campaigns plus CHAN and the 2022 World Cup,” he explained.