Uganda’s First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni has attributed Cranes victory over Comoros to a divine providence from God.
Cranes overcame rivals in Group D last evening with a 1-0 victory to qualify for African Cup of Nations 39 years later since 1978.
They will be part of the countries participating in 2017 African Cup of Nations to be held in Gabon.
“This win is an answer from God to a National prayer,” Janet who flagged off the match said after the game.
“Today along with hundreds of thousands of Ugandans, I watched you qualify for AFCON.”
She also thanked the prayers for their hard work and dedication.
“I thank God for this victory and I salute the Uganda Cranes.”
In his message, President Yoweri Museveni congratulated the team as well as Ugandans who turned up in thousands to show their support.
“You have done Uganda proud,” the president said.
Before the match, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) promised each of the Uganda Cranes players and members of the technical bench a cash reward of $ 10,000 if qualification to the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon was achieved at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
At the same time, all the outstanding arrears owed to players and officials in this current campaign were settled.