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Uganda Cranes confirmed safe after deadly earthquake hits Marrakech



More than 820 people have been confirmed dead with 672 injured after a strong earthquake hit Morocco on Friday night.

The epicentre was in the south-west of Marrakech, at a depth of 18.5km, as per multiple reports.

FUFA’s latest Communication states that by the time the 6.7 quake hit the Marrakech area, the Uganda Cranes contingent had already.

The team reached Uganda this afternoon at 2pm aboard Emirates Airlines at the Entebbe International Airport.

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” The entire Contingent left Marrakech on Thursday. Only the National Teams’ Officer stayed behind as he was finalizing the usual travel and accommodation protocols of the team until the last player or official of the team leaves the official team Hotel.” Reads part of the statement for FUFA.

” Mukatabala is safe and doing well health-wise. He will fly out as per schedule. The Uganda Cranes contingent will touch base this afternoon at Entebbe International Airport while foreign based players connected to their respective clubs.”

FUFA joined the entire world to express sympathy towards the people of Morocco.

Uganda Cranes beat Niger 2-0 in their final last game of the AFCON Qualifiers in a game played in Marrakech on Thursday night.

The Cranes were unfortunate that the result from the other group game involving Tanzania and Algeria didn’t go in their favour and consequently got eliminated.

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