Hearts striker Uche Ikpeazu will have to wait for his Uganda debut.

The forward was called up to represent the Cranes at the end of this month during an Africa Cup of Nations qualification doubler against South Sudan on March 28 and 31.

Uche Ikpeazu will have to wait for his Uganda chance. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Now due to the Covid-19 outbreak sweeping across the globe, he’ll have to wait for his international chance.

Fixtures canned

The Confederation of African Football have followed many of the world’s biggest leagues by scrapping all fixtures this month. It comes after virus cases across the continent.

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Uganda hasn’t had a person officially test positive for Covid-19 at the time of writing but getting the many players into Africa from countries outside this region was deemed too big a challenge.

The Jambos forward was due to flight out at the month’s end. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ikpeazu will join Motherwell defender Bevis Mugabi in missing Uganda action, with the pair set to link-up on international duty. That meeting has been shelved for now.

So far this term, Ikpeazu has played 29 times in all competitions, scoring twice with four assists. He hasn’t featured in any of the Jambos’ last three league squads.

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