Ejected Cranes now focus on World Cup qualifiers


Striker Geofrey Sserunkuma celebrates his equalizer deep in injury time against Zimbabwe in the last group game

The Uganda Cranes contingent that played at the 2016 Orange African Nations Championships has returned home on Friday morning.

The players and officials jetted back by Air Rwanda at around 8:45 a.m.

They were received by the FUFA Second Vice President, Darious Mugoye.

Uganda drew two games against Mali (2-2) and Zimbabwe (1-1); losing to Zambia 1-0.

The head coach, Milutin Sredojevic has picked positives from the tournament that is still going on in Rwanda.

“I give the players credit for the display even when the results did not go the way we expected. The team had fresh blood with a few experienced players. There are some players who have the potential to graduate to the senior team as we now switch focus to AFCON 2017 qualifiers and the World Cup 2018 QUALIFIERS in June 2016.”

In the 2 all draw against Mali, team captain, Faruku Miya and Erisa Ssekisambu scored the goals.

Experienced striker, Geofrey Sserukuma had the goal in the one all draw with Zimbabwe.

The FUFA technical team will review the overall performance of the Cranes and make recommendations.

In the meantime, the Azam Uganda Premier League, Uganda Cup and other local competitions will continue to be played as the national team’s detailed programme awaits to be released.


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