UGANDA CRANES TALISMAN: Goalkeeper Denis Onyango in action

The Democratic Party has pledged to reward the Uganda Cranes players for each goal scored in the Africa Nations Cup (AFCON) finals campaign.

Addressing the media today at their party offices, DP spokesman Paul Kakande said that they are to reward players with Shs500,000 for each goal scored.

“We continue to congratulate and take pride in the efforts exhibited by the National Team. The qualification to the African Cup of Nations after a very long period of time is a great achievement and we ought to support the cause. The Democratic Party has always supported the Uganda Cranes and shall endure doing the same. It is indisputable that our team has capacity to put up a very good show and accordingly, we pledge Ushs.500.000 for each and every goal that will be scored by the team in this tournament,” he said.

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“It however is disturbing and a glaring sign of government incompetence that the time when the country has returned to the AFCON tournament is when the National Broadcaster UBC has failed to relay the tournament to Ugandans. It’s a big shame!” Kakande added.

The Uganda Cranes plays its first match today against Ghana’s Black Stars.

The match kicks off at 7pm.