Former Federation of Uganda Football Associations president Lawrence Mulindwa who foresaw numerous futile African Cup qualification campaigns is the first high profile football leader to voice his disappointments after Uganda failed to earn a much desired point against Guinea last night .
In an email, the St Mary’s Kitende headteacher wrote, “I wish to convey my very sincere appreciations to our Cranes National ‘A’ Football Team that put up a hard fight against Guinea in Casablanca, Morocco on November 19th despite our failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals.The 2-0 result should not ruin our hopes but serve as an evaluation tool for future engagements. To some players that have had an outstanding performance in this campaign like Geoffrey Massa, Denis Onyango, Tonny Mawejje and Savio Kabugo among others- it’s a thumb up for you.Both the Federation and the technical staff should however remain focused on the next campaigns by clearly studying the technical report to help them identify the team’s weaknesses to be addressed ahead of other competitions to come. The media should also avoid sensational messages that may demoralize our players as they continue playing their informative and advisory roles.To our fans across the country, I commend you for remaining supportive to the National team and urge you to desist from accusing particular players as having been the cause for our failure to qualify. To all sponsors, thank you for the support and kindly keep supporting our game.