President Yoweri Museveni has asked the Uganda Cranes to make Uganda proud by bringing home the 2019 African Nations trophy home
‘ ‘ The country is fully behind you’’ the president said on Thursday.
African Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt today.
The Uganda Cranes who are in Group L, will play their first game against DR Congo on Saturday. The Cranes were drawn in group A alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo, and Zimbabwe. The Cranes play Zimbabwe and Egypt on June 26 and June 30 respectively.
‘‘I want to wish the team the best of luck in this tournament. You posted very good results during the qualification, where you topped Group L with 13 points’’ the President said
He added: Our prayer and hope is that this good continues in this tournament so that you emerge victorious and make Uganda proud.
Uganda Cranes last Saturday beat Ivory Coast 1-0 in their final friendly ahead of AFCON, which starts on June 21.