President Museveni has cheered on the Uganda Cranes ahead of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) kick off in Egypt. Notably, Uganda will start its 2019 AFCON campaign against the Democratic Republic of Congo tomorrow at the Cairo International Stadium. The president commended the national team for producing brilliant results during the qualifiers having topped group L with 13 points. “Our prayer and hope is that this good form continues in this tournament so that you emerge victorious and make Uganda proud,” the President said.
More so, President Museveni also thanked the Cranes team officials, the Federation of Uganda’s Football Association (FUFA) and Ugandans for rallying behind the team. “I thank those FUFA/team officials, the coach and all Ugandans for rallying behind the team. I wish you success and make sure you bring the trophy home,” The President said.
President Yoweri Museveni also has delivered a special message of encouragement to the Uganda Cranes ahead of their group A opener against DR Congo on Saturday.
President Museveni’s detailed message
ALL THE BEST, UGANDA CRANES. ON FRIDAY, THE AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS (AFCON) WILL OFFICIALLY KICK OFF IN EGYPT. THE UGANDA CRANES, WHO ARE IN GROUP A, WILL PLAY THEIR FIRST GAME AGAINST DR CONGO ON SATURDAY. I WANT TO WISH THE TEAM THE BEST OF LUCK IN THIS TOURNAMENT. YOU POSTED VERY GOOD RESULTS DURING THE QUALIFICATION, WHERE YOU TOPPED GROUP L WITH 13 POINTS. OUR PRAYER AND HOPE IS THAT THIS GOOD FORM CONTINUES IN THIS TOURNAMENT SO THAT YOU EMERGE VICTORIOUSly AND MAKE UGANDA PROUD. I THANK THE FUFA / TEAM OFFICIALS, THE COACH AND ALL UGANDANS FOR RALLYING BEHIND THE TEAM. I WISH YOU SUCCESS AND MAKE SURE YOU BRING THE TROPHY HOME. GOD BLESS YOU