Uganda Cranes players demand promised Afcon money

Uganda Cranes players have joined forces to demand the pledge of $1M made by the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

President Museveni promised to give $IM to Uganda Cranes players following their good performances in the 2019 Afcon in Egypt.

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Uganda Cranes reached the round of 16 stage at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt but they were knocked out by Senegal.

Now, led by their captain Denis Onyango, Uganda Cranes stars have, therefore, reminded the president citing this as the right time.

Denis Onyanga Uganda Cranes Players
Denis Masinde Onyango, Uganda Cranes Goalkeeper

“Greetings @KagutaMuseveni, In these tough Covid-19 times, we find the timing right to remind you about the $1m promise after Afcon last year,” most wrote in unison via their different social media platforms.

“We feel frustrated & unhappy our token of appreciation hangs in balance. Pliz intervene.”

Uganda Cranes common message

The same message was written players different Uganda Cranes players on their social media platforms.

Among the players that posted the request include Captain Denis Onyango, Moses Waiswa, Farouk Miya, Allan Kateregga.

Others are Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Taddeo Lwanga, Salim Jamal and Abdul Lumala, among others.

President’s promise to Uganda Cranes players

President Museveni made the promise on July 9th 2019 when the team visited the State House.

The head of the nation was impressed after Uganda Cranes managed to reach the knockout stage for the first time since 1978. 

“I’m very happy the Uganda Cranes went up to the last 16. I know we will perform better next time,” President Museveni said before adding.

“I will organize 1m dollars with the government to distribute it among the players and officials. Of course, the officials will not get as much as the players,” he added.

The position of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) has always been that the government will eventually settle the promise.

In the group stages, Uganda Cranes won the opening game against DR Congo 2-0, drew 1-1 against Zimbabwe before losing 2-0 to hosts Egypt.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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