FUFA President Magogo Blasts Uganda Cranes After Horrible Defeat


KAMPALA: The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Chairman Eng. Moses Magogo, has blasted Uganda Cranes players led by their captain Denis Onyango, after suffering a horrible 3-0 away defeat yesterday to Taifa Stars of neighnours Tanzania in the 2019 AFCON qulalifications.

“This is the worst result of the Uganda Cranes in my administration. No one can feel more disappointed than me,” Magogo said, adding that, “As administration we provided everything the technical team and players wanted.”

He says the players got all allowances and that the outstanding bonuses were fully paid before the match.

“The coach (Sebastien Desabre) asked for a camp in Egypt, we provided it. The coach has full independent hand to select the team including the lineup. We have and will never interfere with the team callup and lineup,” he said.

He said bonuses of 2500 USD per player for the win and 1500 USD for a 0-0 draw were announced before the match of Tanzania. “Despite NCS not providing the funds required, the FUFA Administration mobilized funds and cleared everything outstanding before the match,” he said.

“I want to listen to any explanation why it is not the coach and the team responsible for this dismal performance but the FUFA President and/or the administration. We are also football fans hurt by the bad results. We are also football fans sometimes in disagreement with the decisions of the coaches but we support them because they are the most technical,” he said.

Now is the time for the coaches to explain their selections and tactics but not before the match, he said, adding that: “We will wait for the technical explanations from the technical team of the match.”


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