For the 14th time, Uganda Cranes has won the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
Uganda won 1-0 over Rwanda in a well contested final played at the Addis Ababa national stadium in Ethiopia on Saturday.
Ceasar Okhuti was the hero of the day with a well-timed 15th minute header off Denis Okot’s cross from the right.
The goal was Okhuti’s third goal of the tournament in six games played.
Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic then replaced goal hero Okhuti for left back Isaac Muleme in the 53rd minute.
In 71st minute, Erisa Ssekisambu paved way for Kezironi Kizito.
Then the final change of the game came in the 93rd minute when Frank Kalanda replaced man of the match Muzamir Mutyaba.
Fufa congratulates the team
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo is a happy man after Uganda Cranes victory over Rwanda in the CECAFA Senior Challenge up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“We believe the players have added miles in their legs. They will now head to the 2016 CHAN Finals with added experienced from the CECAFA Senior Challenge cup,” said FUFA President. Eng.Moses Magogo.
“We shall not deviate from our 2019 Cameroon Project. We are on the right track. Our coach Milutin Sredojevic is doing a good job,” added Magogo
On the President’s official facebook page “Another mission accomplished with bonus. Uganda are 2015 CECAFA Champions. Congratulations the coach and entire technical staff, the gallant players, Chris Kalibbala (Leader of Delegation), the FUFA staff in Kampala, the FUFA Executive and all our dear fans.”
“We owe it to the Almighty, HE the President’s support, dedication, articulate planning and desire to grow.”
Uganda’s victory handed the Cranes a cash prize of USD 30,000.
On top of the players and officials’ allowances which have already been paid, the 25 man contingent will share half the prize money that was staked by CECAFA.
“We promised the players and officials that half the prize money won at the tournament would be shared among the entire contingent. We are glad that the players have won the tournament,” added FUFA President.
Cranes returned home on Sunday ahead of a dinner in Entebbe.