President Yoweri Museveni has cheered on the Uganda Cranes during the ongoing African Cup of Nations Qualifiers Gabon 2017 urging them to focus on effective preparations for the next game.
“Am delighted to learn of the Uganda Cranes 1-0 away victory to Comoros. This victory does not only earn us the 6 points to go top of Group D but it also increases our chances to qualify for the continental championships,” he said.
President Museveni made a major boost for the national team when he announced a funding of US$210,000 for the games during which Uganda went on to beat Comoros 1-0.
“I urge you to focus on the effective preparations for the next game. I congratulate the gallant players and technical bench upon fetching us this win. The NRM government will continue to support you as long as the available resources are put to the right causes and well accounted for,” he said.
For Uganda to qualify, it needs to win all the home matches and register at least one more away win.
The President who is on a nation-wide tour to promote Operation wealth creation at the household level leant of the victory on his way from Wakiso district where he commissioned Kampala Children’s Home.
“It is possible if the boys are well focused and coordinated. Exploit speed, skill and stamina. Your victory in Comoros is a victory for the entire country. I congratulate you all,” he said.
The president went on record saying he didnt know the national team was Cranes but now he knows.