A very impressive Uganda will today face a Senegalese side that is ranked Africa’s number one and the nation’s most talented side ever. We look ahead to the last 16 battle.
Despite all the might of Senegal, the Cranes of Uganda have shown what they’re capable of delivering at this level. The East-Central Africans made last 16 progression in a tough group that featured Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.
Here’s the lowdown on the two sides…
Uganda finished second in Group A after a win over DR Congo, a draw with Zimbabwe as well as a 2-0 defeat to Egypt.
Uganda’s progression in numbers
Goals scored: Three
Goals conceded: Three
Words from the camp
Addressing the unfortunate reports of a brawl between the Federation and players over fees, captain Denis Onyango confirmed the issues are resolved and all focus is on the game.
“These were resolved and we were back in training yesterday (Wednesday) and we’re looking at the game ahead of us. We’ve got a nation to fight for and we’ve got Ugandans back home that are looking up to us. We’re just focusing on our game at the moment and have forgotten our past with the federation,” Onyango said via to All Africa.