The Uganda national football team, the Uganda Cranes, played its first match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday against Ghana.
Sadly, Cranes lost the match to Ghana. In his analysis at the Super Sport studios where he is currently one of the commentators analysing AFCON, former Cranes captain David Obua likened the National Team’s system of play to street football.
“The structure was not there. I’ll be honest with you. They (Uganda Cranes) were playing street football,” he said attracting a barrage of attacks from fans.
It turned out most of the fans didn’t understand by what he meant by street football. He would later take to social media to explain what he meant.
“Street football was having players running all over the place, losing our shape but it looks good to watch coz the effort is there. If you saw how we played with the same system but on many occasions having our centre back Isinde getting caught out of position!” he wrote on twitter.
This didn’t save him the fans wrath either. And it appears the comments rubbed the coach of the national team, Micho the wrong side.He has since taken to the same forum to attack the former cranes skipper, calling him a perennial loser.
“Perennial losers & failures with UG CRANES that never qualified for AFCON talk with jealousy same like Bodaboda driver dream & talk of Formula 1,” he wrote Friday morning. However, he too has come under fire from fans over attacks on the skipper revered by many as a legend.
Apart from playing for the National team, Obua played for Scottish Premier League club, Hearts, and also played for a number of other clubs including Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa), Wilmington Hammerheads (US) and Express (Uganda).