Uganda captain Andy Mwesigwa is happy with a well-earned point from Ghana after the Cranes and Black Stars played out a 1-1 draw in the 2015 Nations Cup qualifier on Saturday but the FC Ordabasy defender is calling on his army not to take the eye off the ball.
Tonny Mawejje scored Uganda’s goal with a well taken strike on the stroke of half time before Andre Ayew leveled from the spot after recess following a controversial penalty decision.
Ghana forward Waris Majeed went down under the slightest of touches from Dennis Guma only for the referee to point to the spot.
But Mwesigwa, who expressed happiness at their tactics, can take the point from Kumasi but is calling for focus as the Cranes go into their second Group E game when they host Guinea at Namboole in Kampala this Wednesday.
“We didn’t come to defend only,” he said after the match,” adding, “We all defended and we all attacked. It worked for us well.
“We deserved more than a draw but we thank God for the result away from home and my word to the cranes soldiers is that we should stay focused and fight even harder in the remaining five games. I’m very sure God will reward our efforts with qualification this time round.”
Uganda last qualified for the Nations Cup in 1978, then losing finalists to hosts Ghana 2-0.