Head over heels: Fahad Bayo summersaults after scoring his first goal for Uganda Cranes against Malawi at Namboole. Baudron photo
Striker Fahad Bayo says that his goal for Uganda Cranes against Malawi was a “dream come true” and “has given me more confidence.”
The Vipers forward did not only receive his home debut but also scored as Uganda Cranes beat Malawi 2-0 to top Group B of 2021 AFCON qualifiers.
Starting ahead of Patrick Kaddu, Bayo struggled to apt to the conditions – He missed crossed and never won any aerial duel before firing home.
His goal came in the 68th minute when he capitalised from Malawi’s recklessness in defence, strolled forward after stealing possession before curling past Brighton Munthali.
In an exclusive interview with The-SportsNation.com, Bayo expressed his delight:
“It has given me more confidence to work hard, this is my debut on the senior team,” Bayo started. “This has come at the right time when I am performing well with my club.”
The forward who has scored eight league goals with Vipers, dedicated the goal Vs Malawi to his mother Joyce Kideni.
“I also thank my Coach. He has believed in despite see me play a few times. And am happy that I have not ashamed him today.
“This has been like a dream come true. I wasn’t coming to Namboole just to be a squad player, but for the coach to play me from the start has been amazing.”
Bayo explained that he came back in Uganda to prove a point: “I was in Zambia and few could notice what I was doing so I decided to return home where everyone can easily recognise my impact, and I think I am on the right path.”
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