The Uganda Football fraternity is
excited after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Thursday honoured former Uganda Cranes Captain Denis
During a function held at the State
House in Entebbe, Museveni and the Education and Sports Minister Janet
Museveni honoured the former Cranes skipper and rewarded him with a
Pajero Sport vehicle.
The function was also
attended by the State Minister for Sports Hamson Obua, FUFA President
Moses Magogo, National Council of Sports (NCS) General
Secretary Bernard Ogwel and his Board chairman who is also President of
the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) Donald Rukare.
The development has excited the football
fans who believe this is a good gesture that will boost all football
players to work hard like Onyango every time they get a chance to represent the
country on the International stage.
Jeremiah Kasadha, a Uganda Cranes fan
says this is a good arrangement that will boost the morale of other Cranes
payer to work hard just like Onyango.
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Nicolas Kajura, another Uganda Cranes
fan says this is an eye opener to all players to wake up and deliver
for the national team well knowing that they will be rewarded.
is an eye opener for all Uganda
Cranes players. It shows that whenever you get a chance to represent
your country one must always perform well knowing that they could be
rewarded," said Kajura.
Myres Ndyabawe says he has been following the Uganda Cranes team but
this is something new and he believes it will come with an advantage that will solve
even the questions players have been asking the government.
“For the time I have followed the National team, I have not seen
this. Many people have been asking the central government to recognize sports people
who have represented the country well," said Ndyabawe.
Last month Onyango who plies his trade for South African side Mamelodi
Sundowns announced he was retiring from the national team after over 12
years. The development came after the national team failed to qualify
for a third straight Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
former Cranes Skipper began his career with Premier
League side SC Villa before moving to St.George in Ethiopia. He has also
played for SuperSport, Mpumalanga Black Aces and Bidvest Wits
University in South Africa.
He joined the Cranes team in 2005 and he helped Uganda to qualify for two
AFCON finals in 2017 in Gabon and 2019 in Egypt.