Uganda Cranes had nothing to blame while in Comoros for the 2017 AFCON qualifier game against the home side, after all President Museveni had already motivated all the technical and playing staff.
Cranes won 1-0, a goal courtesy of Iceland based midfielder Tony Mawejje who scored in the 22nd minute of the game to lift the cranes.
By the way, if Tony Mawejje had not scored for the Cranes in AFCON qualifier, Cranes would lose that game and for the last three games he has done that.
Before the team’s departure to Moroni, it is noted that save for President Museveni giving out $210, 000 to the federation to prepare the team, travel costs inclusive, the head of state also paid (in cash) 3 months’ salary for the national team coach of the Uganda Cranes though the federation didn’t reveal publicly how much the coach earns on monthly basis.
“President Museveni gave away $22, 500 for all Cranes professional players to travel and also the head coach’s salary of three months was paid,” said Rogers Mulindwa one of the Public Relations personnel in National Resistance Movement (NRM) and also former FUFA head of communications.
Mulindwa added that he wanted to make this clear because this couldn’t go unnoticed after the President had already released $210, 000 for Cranes trip to Comoros. “Sometimes these things are not noticed and Ugandans keep on blaming the government for neglecting sports. That is why I wanted to reveal this,” added Rogers Mulindwa.
Cranes are expected back in the country on Tuesday however many of the professional players will not come back with the team as they will head back directly to countries where they play.