Onyango highlights Uganda's AFCON ambitions

Onyango highlights Uganda's AFCON ambitions
Denis Onyango

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Apr 09, 2019. 16:00

Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango has revealed his country's ambitions for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Egypt later this year.

The East African nation booked their place at this year's showpiece after finishing as qualifying Group L winners, five points clear of second placed Tanzania who will make a return to Africa's showpiece for the first time in 39 years.

Uganda lost 3-0 away to the Taifa Stars in their final qualifier last month, resulting in Cranes supporters voicing their dismay.

“We felt let down by the fans’ reaction,” Onyango told Super FM. “I think fans must understand that football is never straight and we (Cranes) are not invincible.

“If giants like Germany, Brazil etc lose games, who are we? We have always thumped teams at Namboole. Does it that mean that they also fix games?”

Moreover, the Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper has highlighted Uganda's ambitions for the upcoming continental competition.

"It’s been a difficult few weeks for most players. But we remain focused and the target is to go beyond group stages in Egypt," he concluded.

Onyango, 33, is currently in Egypt with Sundowns ahead of their Caf Champions League second-leg quarter-final clash against Al Ahly this coming Saturday.

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