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
Uganda mourns test cricketer Phillip Hughes
There are several angles to Phillip Hughes’ death and one of them is Ugandan.The Hughes’ tragedy is a Ugandan tragedy because at the very basic level, it is a human tragedy....
Handball goes to the beach
The 3rd edition of the Rotary Beach Handball tournament takes place on Saturday at Sports Beach, Entebbe....
Abdullah Mubiru named new KCCA coach
Abdullah Mubiru, a former assistant to George Nsimbe has been named the new coach at KCCA Football Club....
John Consta confident of retaining Elgon Rally title
The crew of John Consta and Musa Nsubuga have vowed to make a successful defence of the OiLibya Mt. Elgon Rally title....
Sand Cranes in financial dilemma
Uganda Sand Cranes’ trip for their first ever international championship is in the balance....
Moses Magogo
Federation of Uganda of Football Associations (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo has blamed failure of the team to qualify for the 2015 Africa Nations Cup finals on administrative shortfalls, lack of facilities, technical weakness and lack of good players among others....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter