Uganda Cranes’ traveling contingent that picked the1-0 away victory in Mauritania have returned home safely on Tuesday afternoon.
The FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo who was also the leader of delegation, had only 14 players who returned.
FUFA president, Eng. Moses Magogo at the Entebbe Airport arrival lounge. he was leader of delegation to Mauritania.
Head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sedrojevic did not return as he begins a brief vacation at home in Serbia.
Iceland based professional, Tonny Mawejje, Kenyan professionals, Dan Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia) and Khalid Aucho (Tusker FC), Portugul based Luwagga Kizito connected straight to their respective clubs.
SAFE HANDS: Goal keepers Robert Odongkara and Benjamin Ochan upon arrival
At a special lunch organized for the players at Entebbe Flight Motel, FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo appreciated the players’ and the entire team’s efforts towards the away victory.
Eng. Magogo paid special tribute to the President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who financially facilitated the two trips of Uganda Cranes and the National U-17 teams.
“I thank President Museveni, the fans and the media at large for the good heart. We have been at negative two step, now we are at zero as we look forwards the group phase of qualifiers”, the president remarked in his brief speech.
Team skipper Andy Mwesigwa hailed the level of commitment exhibited by the players.
The Cranes contingent was welcomed at the airport by the FUFA Vice presidents Justus Mugisha, Darius Mugoye, Chairman Technical Hamid Juma, FUFA delegates Keneth Musisi (Kawempe, Anthony Tumwesigye (Uganda Beach soccer Association) and Finance Director Decolas Kiiza.
Mugoye who spoke of behalf of the federation told the players that there is a strong belief that the Cranes can reach greater heights and play at the 2015 Nations cup finals.
Main Photo: Robert Ssentongo- scorer of the only goal in Mauritania arrives at the Entebbe International Airport.