By Our Reporter:
President Museveni has given the national team players and staff one million dollar as appreciation for their owing performance in the ongoing 2019 African Nations Cup.
The money that is approximately shs3.7 billion Uganda currency was offered because, apart from winning their first game at the Afcon finals, Uganda went ahead to qualify for the last 16 for the first time in 41 years since 1978 during the 2019 edition of the African Nations Cup that are being held in Egypt but were removed by Senegal’s Sadio Mane’s one goal.
“I don’t know how Senegal got that goal because I can see you are all fit young people. I think what you need to do is get more stamina,” the President teased.
“I am very happy that the Cranes went up to the last 16. I know we will perform better next time. I will work with government to organize one million dollar to distribute among the players and officials in a way you share it,” he said.
Museveni however warned the players against indiscipline, noting that engaging in alcohol and promiscuity would put their talents to waste.
On behalf of his teammates, captain Denis Onyango highly praised the President for the stanch support he has given them throughout the years.
“We will keep fighting for the nation as long as we have the efforts to keep going,” Onyango added.
The meeting was also attended by State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi, MPs Anite Among, Odonga Otto and other FUFA officials.