Uganda Cranes senior players are reportedly contemplating on boycotting the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers that slated for June this year.
The chilling reports emerge following FUFA Boss Moses Magogo’s dispraging tirade towards locally based players who participated in this year’s CHAN tournament in Cameroon.
The FUFA Boss attempted to respond to national footballer’s complaints and criticism over Federation’s perennial failure to pay their emoluments.
Magogo said they played ” shitty football” and did ‘ nothing’ which is why they are floolish to expect financial returns.
Furthermore, Magogo was vocal about a section of ageing national team players, saying that they have not added value to the national team for the last four years and hence they should do the needful and retire.
The comments have been meant by heavy criticism in football circles and it is reported that some senior players on the national team have taken the comments repulsive and condescending.
And reports are rife that some senior players are seriously considering to boycott Ugandan’s up coming 2022 FIFA world Cup qualifers.
The ring leaders are believed to be skipper Denis Masinde Onyango and his second in command Salim Jamal Magola who have threatened to turn their gaze away from National team duties.
Onyango Fires Back To Magogo.
In a startling Whattsup audio shared to this website, Onyango is heard tearing through FUFA.
” I don’t have time play for such stupid people football.
“I am tired of making for them money. They eat players money and when some one like Mutyaba comes up to counter them, they start talking rubbish.” An angry Onyango said.
Having failed to qualify for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations, Ugandan national team football appeared to be boxed in the corner of problems and Magogo revealed how focus had turned to qualifying for World Cup.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers will get underway in June this year.
The Cranes are pooled in Group E alongside Mali and neighbours Kenya and Rwanda.
The quest for a first ever appearance at the global showpiece will begin with a trip to Nairobi to face Kenya between 5th-8th June 2021.
Uganda will then return to action with a home fixture against Mali on matchday two. The dates will be between 11th -14th June.
Matchday three and four will be a double header against Rwanda with the first leg coming between 1st -4th September in Kigali before facing off in Kampala in a space of two-three days.
The penultimate game will see Uganda host Kenya in the first week of October and later end the group phase with a trip to Bamako, Mali between 10th-12th October.
The group winner after six games will go into the final qualifying phase that will have nine other group leaders.
There will be a draw for the final ten teams and the five winners on aggregate will represent Africa at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar next year.