National Teams

Anukani Bright: Scoring For Cranes Has Given Me Confidence

Youngster Anukani Bright has confessed that he feels greatly motivated after scoring his first goal on the first attempt for Uganda Cranes.

Playing on his debut, Proline’s new kid on the block marked his cameo appearance with a statement goal when he calmly slotted home the fourth for Cranes to seal a comfortable 4-0 win against Kampala Region select team.

The goal, was the final nail in Kampala Region’s coffin in a Regional tour match played at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.

Speaking with SportsNation, the shy but silky and incisive midfielder revealed:

“I feel good for scoring a goal in a national team jersey – it was mi first time to play for the Uganda Cranes.

“This has given me confidence, everything is possible for me if I continue to work hard.”

Despite failing to make the final cut to the Uganda Cranes final squad that will face Tanzania, Anukani commented that his time will come, and he will welcome it with open hands.

It should be noted that KCCA’s quintet of Timothy Awany, Allan Okello, Patrick Kaddu, Allan Kyambadde and Saddam Juma were among the ten players that makes the trip to Egypt to further Cranes training.

Unattached Hassan Wasswa and Geoffrey Walusimbi joins Vipers trio of Moses Waiswa, Halid Lwaliwa and Taddeo Lwanga also made the final cut.

“Am not hard done by, It was not my luck to go but I will continue working hard as I wait for my chance.”

After the game, Coach Sebastien Desabre was in high praise for the kid, claiming that he trusts the kid, before comparing him to Allan Okello.

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