Onyango applauds team for the fighting spirit

Gladys ZAWEDDE 

Uganda Cranes captain Denis Masinde Onyango has appreciated his fellow teammates after a 1-0 win over South Sudan at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende in the AFCON qualifiers.

“It has not been an easy game for us. South Sudan is a compact team and when you look at the friendly games in Cameroon it they ended in barren stalemates.”

“Football is a changed game now despite South Sudan being a developing team they could not accept to concede so many goals.”

“The young players who came in greatly changed the game most of us are not used to playing on the tuff but team work helped us a lot and I believe when we go in Kenya on Monday and maximise the points we will qualify.”

Onyango calls upon his fellow players and technical team to keep calm so that they can get positive results in Kenya,

” I do not think that our opponents have players who can play well on Monday so I call upon my fellow players and technical team to keep calm do what it takes and get the desired result.”

Uganda Cranes defeated South Sudan 1-0 courtesy of Halid Lwaliwa’s late header.

Both teams will face off on Monday 16th-November at Nyayo Stadium in Kenya.

Victory keeps Uganda Cranes on top of group B with seven points, Burkina Faso is second with four points, Malawi third with three and South Sudan are rock bottom with no points.

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