President Museveni on monday met the Uganda Cranes team and FUFA officials led by their president, Moses Magogo. He congratulated the Uganda Cranes for their recent victory over Cape Verde and qualifying for AFCON 2019.
‘ ‘From my footballing experience, I know that the following ingredients are important for the game; stamina, skill and teamwork. Stamina is critical because you do a lot of running. You must eat well, exercise and avoid alcohol, smoking and womanizing.’’ The president said.
‘ ‘Training is very important. Africans are very strong naturally. If you train well, you can dominate the sports world. The potential exists, what is critical is harnessing it through training.’’ He added
The president revealed that with the government having made progress on roads, dams, and other infrastructure, we shall soon start work on building and repair of old stadia.
The president also promised to deal with corruption that threatens sports in the country
‘ ‘I hear there is some corruption in the sports sector and I have asked the minister to deal with it. Most support, however, should be given to trainers and players.’’ He said
On their next match with Tanzania, mr. Museveni said ‘ ‘ Even if the Cranes have already qualified, I know that they still have a game to play against Tanzania. Please make sure you do not lose that game. Congratulations once again.’’