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Uganda wins, Abbas loses to pick-pocket

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th June 2005 03:00 AM

MOHAMMAD Abbas left for Egypt yesterday $1500 (sh2.6m) short, but convinced that Cranes’ youthful crop of talent fronted by David Obua will lead Uganda to Africa’s ultimate prize competition in two years.

By Fred Kaweesi

Uganda 1 Cape Verde 0
S.Africa 0 Ghana 2
B.Faso 2 DR Congo 0

MOHAMMAD Abbas left for Egypt yesterday $1500 (sh2.6m) short, but convinced that Cranes’ youthful crop of talent fronted by David Obua will lead Uganda to Africa’s ultimate prize competition in two years.
The Egyptian-born tactician, away for a month’s holiday in Cairo, was particularly delighted that Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, dropped by FUFA for the DR Congo match, notched the all-important strike that helped Uganda to a 1-0 victory.
“If you look at the squad in place, you see a young winning team in two years,” said Abbas, who was ecstatic despite losing $1500(sh2.6m) to a pickpocket as fans lifted him in celebration after the final whistle on Saturday.
“It’s strange that certain fans ‘thank’ in such a way. But I blame the authorities because nowhere in the world do you see fans easily accessing the grounds,” he added.
State sports minister Charles Bakabulindi promised to repay the stolen money and promised players a sh0.5m bonus each.

Standings at June 19
Group 2 P W D L F A Pts
Ghana 8 4 3 1 11 4 15
S.Africa 8 5 0 2 9 9 15
DR Congo 8 3 3 2 10 7 12
C.Verde 8 3 1 4 7 9 10
B.Faso 8 3 0 5 9 10 9
Uganda 8 2 1 5 4 11 7

Uganda wins, Abbas loses to pick-pocket

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