FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a congratulatory message to the President of FUFA Eng. Moses Magogo upon Uganda Cranes victory over Comoros that led to the country’s qualification to the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.
The top most head in world football wrote the message and signed it off dated 20th September, 2016.
Cranes edged Comoros 1-0 thanks to a Faruku Miya goal to end Uganda’s drought at the appearance of the continent’s soccer show piece that had eluded the country since 1978.
Here is the congratulatory message from FIFA President Gianni Infantino;
‘I would like to send you my heartfelt Congratulations on your qualification for the Africa Cup Of Nations 2017 after beating Comoro 1-0 on Sunday, 4 September 2016.
This is the first Uganda National team qualification for the AFCON since 1978 and it is certainly no fluke. It is the result of a long effort by you, the Uganda football community and thanks to the tireless government assistance.
After saying that, i simply encourage you to continue to develop football in Uganda and send you my assurances that we shall be beside you every step of the way.
With my best wishes for the future of Ugandan football’
Infantino’s message follows others from the National Council Of Sports, Vice President of the Republic of Uganda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Kyabazinga-Busoga Kingdom and former players of the Uganda Cranes.
Uganda Cranes will know their opponents for the 2017 AFCON Finals in the draw to be conducted on 19th October, 2016.