After a whole 38 years of waiting, the Uganda national team is back among the continent’s finest, having secured their place at the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with the 1 – 0 win over Comoros in the Group D clash on Sunday 4 September.
The team needed a win in the game to secure their place and Farouk Miya duly chipped in with the all important goal that secured their qualification for the tournament in Gabon next year.
Speaking of the feat, the coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic stated his gratitude to the players and all the stakeholders who made it possible for the team to advance from a group that also had Burkina Faso and Botswana.
-I thank the players for this achievement. For the last three years when I became coach of the Uganda Cranes, it was the prime target. The players, the federation and all stake holders in the development process, I will not mention names for fear of skipping some have all done a great commendable task,” he said.
The team finished second in the group with 13 points behind Burkina Faso who have the same number of points but with a better goal difference.