The Uganda Cranes are facing a financial crisis as they embark on their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Gabon - their first appearance at the finals in 39 years.
Decolas Kiiza, the Uganda Football Association's head of Finance, told BBC Sport they are still waiting for a cash-advance which the Ugandan government had promised to give them.
Kiiza claims the money is vital to help the Cranes in their preparations and then at the tournament itself.
"We made a budget of US$2,122,909 and after consultations and meetings with officials from the Ministry of Education and Sport and the National Council of Sports, the budget was slashed to US$1,226,855. But that money has not come as yet," said Kiiza.
He says they have had to fund the team from the FA's own limited resources to help keep Uganda on track with their training schedule.

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