First Family Hail Uganda Cranes Upon  AFCON  Progress After 41 Years

First Family Hail Uganda Cranes Upon AFCON Progress After 41 Years

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By Hanning Mbabazi

Kampala: The First Family of Uganda have expressed their appreciation for the performance of the national football team, Uganda Cranes.

President Yoweri Museveni Kaguta and the first lady Janet Museveni, also the Minister of Education and Sports, congratulated the Uganda Cranes for the landmark achievement and wished them fruitful deliberations. This was after the Uganda Cranes booked a berth to the round of 16 for the first time since 1978, a feat on Sunday night after the 2-0 loss against Egypt in Cairo International Stadium.

Despite the 2-0 defeat, Uganda Cranes was confirmed in second place with four points following DR Congo’s 4-0 win against Zimbabwe at the 30th June Stadium. President Museveni and Mama Janet Museveni have since posted messages of hope, courage and appreciation to the Cranes; “Despite losing to Egypt, Uganda Cranes put up a good performance at the AFCON 2019. It is good that the team progresses to the next round of the tournament. We pray and hope for better results going forward. Congratulations to the team and officials for the success so far,” president Museveni tweeted early this week.

“Thank you Uganda Cranes for putting up a good fight. Even though you didn’t win, you still go on to the next level. It is our first time at this stage since 1978. God has blessed your efforts. May he continue to enable you till we win this.” First Lady Hon.Janet Kataha Museveni, wrote on social media.

Uganda Cranes won DR Congo 2-0, drew with Zimbabwe and lost their last match in group stages against Egypt by 2-0 all Uganda’s matches were held at Cairo International Stadium. Uganda Cranes will face Senegal on Friday at 10:00pm in Cairo International Stadium and we wish them the best of luck.

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