Magogo decries Cranes' 30 hour flight 

By Julius Senyimba

The team touched down at 3am this morning

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The victorious Uganda Cranes team touched down at Entebbe International Airport this morning at 3am aboard Ethiopian Airlines. 

idfielder halid ucho gestures upon arrival at ntebbe irport hoto by ulius enyimbaMidfielder Khalid Aucho gestures upon arrival at Entebbe Airport. Photo by Julius Senyimba

The fatigued contingent led by FUFA 3rd vice president, Dennis Mbidde, addressed the media briefly at the airport and thanked the team for enduring the harsh conditions and for making the country proud. 

"I have little to say but to thank the brave men who stood against all odds and did us proud. You are warriors and I am humbled for being your head out there" Mbidde said. 

FUFA president Moses Magogo however attacked people who start disputes whenever the national team has a match. 

triker eoffrey serunkuma scored the winner for the ganda ranes hoto by ulius enyimbaStriker Geoffrey Sserunkuma scored the winner for the Uganda Cranes. Photo by Julius Senyimba


efender ennis kot upon arrival at ntebbe irport hoto by ulius enyimbaDefender Dennis Okot upon arrival at Entebbe Airport. Photo by Julius Senyimba

"I thank our sponsors who made it possible for us to honour the fixture. And I wonder why government let us suffer yet we are representing a whole country. We almost visited every country on the continent" Magogo said referring to the arduous journey the team faced. 

"From Cape Verde to Dakar in Senegal then Addis before landing here. Other countries like Kenya charter to remote areas like Pairi but why not us? We need help to perform better and government should come on board" he added. 

After enduring the over 30 hour journey Cranes skipper Denis Onyango thanked the people who welcomed them and the support the team was offered. 

ranes coach icho redojevic pictured with deputy   umphrey andu hoto by ulius enyimbaCranes coach Micho Sredojevic pictured with deputy FUFA CEO Humphrey Mandu. Photo by Julius Senyimba
ead of delegation ennis bidde  and  president oses agogo addressed the media briefly after touching down at ntebbe irporrt hoto by ulius enyimbaHead of delegation Dennis Mbidde (L) and FUFA president Moses Magogo addressed the media briefly after touching down at Entebbe Airporrt. Photo by Julius Senyimba

"It was a hard game considering what transpired but I thank Ugandans for believing in us and my teammates for getting the job done. Not forgetting, being here at this time waiting for us" Onyango said. 

Artistes Sam and Sophie Gombya had their son in tow who wanted to meet his hero, assistant captain Hassan Hasswa.

assan asswa poses for a photo with am  ophie ombyas son hoto by ulius enyimbaHassan Wasswa poses for a photo with Sam & Sophie Gombya's son. Photo by Julius Senyimba