Friday, July 5
*Morocco Vs Benin – 7PM
*Uganda Vs Senegal – 10PM
Uganda Cranes Captain Denis Masinde Onyango has said that his side has put the recent woes behind and have now shifted their focus to Senegal.
The Cranes were on strike – demanding for allowances – and went on to refuse training before an agreement was reached and the team trained on Wednesday night.
Calm was restored after the team was promised an extra $6000 as a bonus for making the round of 16 stage.
Speaking ahead of the knockout game with Senegal this Friday, the Captain said:
“We had issues but we have now resolved them as a team. These things happen even in the family unfortunately in football its always money issues.
“We trained yesterday and we are now focussing on the game which is ahead of us because we have a nation to fight for.”
The shot stopper who plies his trade with South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns added that they are ready to fight:
“We are going to fight for Ugandans at home who are looking at us so we are just focusing at the game at the moment and forgotten our past issues with the federation.”
Uganda who qualified for the knockout stage for the first time since 1978, will look to defy odds and oust a Sadio Mane inspired Senegal.
The Cranes gathered four points from three games – They beat DR Congo 2-0 in the opener, held Zimbabwe goalless but lost 2-0 to hosts Egypt.