If you thought it is in only countries like Brazil where the national football team is a debate of the floor of Parliament and the babe attention of the President, wait a minute!! Uganda Cranes May not have beaten Kenya to qualify for the AFCON after 32 years but has raised enough dust for the head of state to starting tracking its trajectory
Cranes CECAFA victory was part of Uganda`s achievements in the year 2011 says the President of the republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
This Cranes 12th trophy of regional tournament in the finals over Rwanda was second if no first in the presidential mult- page speech crowning the year in his home at Rwakitura.
He also commended the athletics Moses Kipsiro and Annet Negesa for their commendable work to win gold medals in all African games in Maputo Mozambique.
Cranes beat Rwanda in the final to collect their 12th trophy in the since the tournament commenced in the year 1973 after 2 all draw in the in extra time.
Uganda won the trophy on penalties 3-2 sending fans wild in Dar- el- Salaam Tanzania reversing the memories of the black Saturday of 8th October 2011 when Uganda failed to qualify for the Nations cup due in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea this month.
The president commended the team for the great work and promised more support, this comes four months after the president ordered the ministry of sports, finance minister to fund the Uganda FA with 350 million shilling every year as well as the athletics federation.
Uganda Cranes begin their campaign for the 2013 African cup of nations against Congo Brazzaville away in Brazzaville come February 09th for the finals due in South Africa.
By Muwanga Kenneth
About the author: Journalist with the New Vision group and Bukedde TV. He will give guest articles regularly for the www.fufa.co.ug readers