As Uganda Cranes prepare to face Senegal’s Teranga Lions at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday (5 July 2019), Denis Onyango, also the team’s captain has assured Ugandans that they are ready to take on and defeat Senegal.
“We had some issues but we resolved them and resumed training and we are now just focusing on the game ahead of us.”
“We played against Senegal in a friendly before and we know well how strong they are. We have to give our best and we can as well get our results as planned,” he said.
Onyango who was forced to leave the field in the last group match against Egypt due to ‘health issues’ has assured every one that he is fully back on his fit and ready for the challenge.
“I believe I’m fit and the decision to play or not is the coach’s but medically I’m ready,” he said.
He added that “We played against quality players in Egypt and DR Congo like Senegal and we managed to do well, even against Egypt we were better statistically but they took their chances.”
The team captain said they are ready to take their chances as it is a knockout game.
Uganda, whose last appearance in AFCON knockout stages was in 1978 when they finished runner ups to Ghana, finished Group A in second place behind leaders and hosts Egypt.
The Cranes gathered four points after beating DR Congo (2-0), drawing with Zimbabwe (1-1) and losing to Egypt (0-2).