President Museveni welcomes Uganda Crane's Denis Onyanga at a past event at State House Entebbe.

The captain of Uganda Crane, Denis Masinde Onyango, has petitioned President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni reminding him to fulfill a $1M pledge he made to his team mates last year.

Last year Mr. Museveni pledged $1M as a token of appreciation to all Uganda cranes players who participated in the 2019 Africa cup of nations.

“In these tough Covid-19 times with everyone trying to fend for themselves, we find the timing right to remind you as the No.1 citizen of the Pearl of Africa about the $1m (One Million Dollars) promise soon after our respectable show during the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt last year.” Onyango wrote

“As a captain, my teammates have been on my neck humbling requesting me to remind you of the promise.” He said adding that they feel frustrated, unhappy and somewhat under-appreciated that their token of appreciation hangs in balance.

“We truly believe that you will come to our rescue soonest as you have done in the past.”

Uganda Cranes’ journey in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Senegal. Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored the first half winner to send the Lions of Teranga to the quarter finals.

Uganda cranes played four games in the 2019 June to July Africa cup. The team won one game against DRC, a draw with Zimbabwe, and a lost two games to Egypt and Senegal.