Emmanuel Okwi wants to score more goals for Uganda Cranes


Emmanuel Okwi during a Uganda Cranes training session last year

Emmanuel Arnold Okwi scored Uganda Cranes winning goal at Namboole against Egypt in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Thursday.

The Simba SC forward – who took his tally for the national team in the Afcon/World Cup qualifiers to four – admitted he hasn’t scored enough goals for the national team and says he targets more.

“It’s true, I haven’t scored enough in qualifiers (Afcon & World Cup),” he said. “The target is to get on the score sheet as many times as possible and help the team achieve,” he added.

On scoring the winner against the seven-time African champions, Okwi couldn’t hide his excitment.

“As a forward, it’s exciting to hit the back of the net and to score such an important goal and help the team is very good for me.”

Okwi and company will be keen to pick at least a point in Alexandria on Tuesday when the two teams meet again.