Sport
Onyango backs Uganda Cranes
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2014
Onyango backs Uganda Cranes
Denis Onyango
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By K.Muwanga in Cape Town

Denis Onyango believes the Cranes can progress to the next round of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) only if they keep the same spirit and momentum exhibited during the game against Burkina Faso last Sunday.

The Cranes goalkeeper, who turns out for South Africa club Bidvest Wits, called Cranes custodian for the CHAN tournament Benjamin Ochan and also offered him tips ahead of the game against Zimbabwe.

Right-back Nicholas Wadada has fully recovered from the injury he suffered during a boda boda accident last month. He will however have to compete with Julius Ntambi who impressed in the first game.

Defender Richard Kassaga believes that the game against Zimbabwe will be decisive on the team’s progress during the tournament.

“We are going to handle every game as a final and expect more than what you saw against Burkina Faso. “We want to qualify before the last game,” he said.

If the Cranes progress to the quarter-finals, they will be guaranteed prize money. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced that the winners of the 2014 Africa Nations Championship tournament will walk home with $800,000.

CAF second Vice President Almamy Kabele Camara told a media briefing in Cape Town that: “We have already set the prize cash and all participating teams will get something.

However, that will depend on the revenue collected during the tournament that started on January 11 and climaxes on February 1.”

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Golfers head to the course for charity
Golfers at the Uganda Golf Club and at Entebbe Club head to the course this weekend not only for their routine weekend rounds but also to raise funds for different causes....
Premier League ruling favours Jogoos
The Uganda Premier League has ruled in SC Villa’s favour following their encounter with Express that aborted last week because of crowd violence....
Oscar Pistorius: The
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon....
Cricketers are hopeful
For Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) chairman Richard Mwami, the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 has already brought one notable disappointment....
Najjumba seeks first women cricket league title
Franklyn Najjumba will be all out to lead Tornado women Cricket Club to their maiden Mehta Cricket League title as the Twenty/20 cricket league climaxes on Sunday. Tornado has been runners up in all women tournaments....
National cricket team targets final place
The National cricket team left the country Sunday for the ICC Division III Cricket League that starts Thursday in Malaysia....
Was Oscar Pistorius' 5 year sentence fair and just?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter