The President of Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Moses Magogo has expressed his disappointment over Uganda cranes’ defeat against the Taifa stars of Tanzania in the last game of 2019 Afcon qualifiers.
Coming into the game, Uganda had already qualified for Afcon but was humiliated 3-0 with goals from Saimon Happygod Msuva, Erasto Nyoni and Aggrey Morris at the Taifa National Stadium.
The result left many Ugandan football fans on social media saying the match was allegedly fixed to help neighbours Tanzania qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 39 years.
But Eng. Moses Magogo took his disappointment on his Facebook account saying FUFA ought to understand why cranes team was beaten when all allowances and outstanding bonuses were fully paid before the match.
“This is the worst result of the Uganda Cranes in my administration. No one can feel more disappointed than me. As administration, we provided everything the technical team and players wanted.” Eng. Magogo wrote.
“The coach asked for a camp in Egypt, we provided it. Bonuses of 2500 USD per player for the win and 1500 USD for a 0-0 draw were announced before the match of Tanzania,” reads part of the statement.
Magogo said he will 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 as football fans are 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. Now is the time for the coaches to explain their selections and tactics but not before the match.” He said.
He said FUFA will wait for the technical explanations from the technical team of the match. “Now is the time for the coaches to explain their selections and tactics but not before the match. We will wait for the technical explanations from the technical team of the match. It is Our Game, It is Our Country” He concluded.
This is the first time East Africa will be represented at Afcon by four nations; Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Kenya. The tournament will be played from 21 June to 19 July in Egypt.