Friday Jun 16, 2017. 11:00
Ugandan skipper Denis Onyango has credited his teammates for their gallant fight as they beat Cape Verde 1-0 last Sunday.
The Cranes defeated the Blue Sharks in their opening 2019 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Praia.
A solitary goal through second half substitute Geoffrey Sserunkuma separated the two sides as they claimed the full three points.
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Onyango led the team for the first time since Geofrey Massa's resignation after the 2017 AFCON tournament in Gabon.
Upon return to the country with the rest of the players, Onyango spoke highly of the players during a special press conference organized by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) at the Entebbe International Airport.
“We had gallant soldiers on the field of play. Everyone was dedicated and had the passion," Onyango stated during the press conference.
"There was belief and courage even from the young players.”
Milutin Sredojevic's men now lead Group L with three points while Tanzania and Lesotho have one point apiece with Cape Verde having zero.