Five more Nations Cup qualifying matches, with the next coming in March next year, and this is all over, again. From those, only a maximum of 15 points can be accrued. Yet, the crucial 1-0 victory over Cape Verde in Praia City at the weekend was so priceless it left Uganda Cranes needing just nine more points from the available 15 to confirm a second successive Nations Cup finals slot in Cameroon 2019.
Kampala- The last time it happened, Denis Onyango and Geoffrey Sserunkuma were in their budding 20s. Then, the former shut gates at the back, and the latter opened ‘floodgates’ the other end as Uganda beat Cape Verde 1-0 in the 2006 World Cup qualification at Namboole. Twelve years on and it is even better, sweeter.
More than anyone, the Cranes know how crucial an opening match of any competition is, more so when the opponent is widely seen as one to steal a point from if you are to stand a greater chance of winning the war. “It’s the highest match that we are having in the group,” Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic told this newspaper ahead of the 2019 Nations Cup opener against Cape Verde tonight, “It means to us a lot.” Uganda and Africa’s number one between the posts, Denis Onyango, agrees with the Serbian.
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