Uganda Cranes ended their World Cup qualification with a one all draw against Congo to finish second in Group E with 9 points.
Despite missing out on the chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia next year, Current Cranes Coach Moses Basena hinted that his side still has a brighter future ahead.
Speaking in Congo after the match, Basena said:
“The future is bright for the Uganda Cranes; we just pray that these players don’t get injured when they return on their respective clubs.
“I wish these players all the best at club duty and let us all hope that they keep their consistency so as we achieve our main target.”
Milton Kariisa scored the equaliser to cancel out the Red Devils’ early lead, in a less attended game played at the Stade De L’Unite, Kintele in Brazzaville.
“We finished our last group E very well though we wanted to win but its a draw that we got.
“I believe that we are heading in the right direction, so our next focus should be turned to Project 2019,” added Basena.
Next for Cranes is the 2017 CECAFA senior Challenge Cup, the 2018 CHAN in morocco and the African Cup of nation’s qualifiers.
However, Moses Basena may not be the Cranes coach in those upcoming campaigns as the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) recently revealed that a new Cranes coach will be named soon.
Uganda Cranes Squad in Congo
Denis Onyango (G.K and Captain), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Jjuuko, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Dennis Iguma, Muzamiru Mutyaba (55′ Allan Kyambadde), Milton Karisa, Geofrey Sserunkuma (Derrick Nsibambi), Isaac Muleme (86′ Tom Masiko)
Subs not used:
Ismael Watenga, Benjamin Ochan (Goalkeepers), Nelson Senkatuka, Paul Mucureezi, Benard Muwanga, Timothy Awanyi
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