Onyango – We played our best though we didn’t get the result we wanted


Uganda Cranes team captain Dennis Onyango feels the national team delivered despite settling  goal-less home draw against Tanzania during the group L AFCON qualification match at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango

Onyango acknowledged the fact that the duel with Tanzania being a derby game, it was well contested and did not fall short of the thrills and expectations just like any other derby game.

We played to our best. Unfortunately, we did not get the result we expected. Their captain (Mbwana Samatta) lifted them at all the times. Remember, it was the East African derby and such matches are tricky.

Onyango has urged the Uganda Cranes to get sharper and convert the goal scoring opportunities created.

Tanzania had good fast forwards but we managed to contain them. We need to work harder and convert the chances created. The next game at home against Lesotho is a must win for us and we shall work collectively to achieve the results.

Onyango stopped Samatta’s attempts after the star threatened in the area. Uganda now has four points and still leads group L, two points ahead of joint second placed Tanzania and Lesotho.

Cape Verde Islands who earned a point away to Lesotho have a single point.


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