The Uganda Cranes, Uganda national soccer team on Sunday 15th Nov, 2015 set a new record against Togo National team at Mandela National Stadium, Nambole by defeating the visitors 3:0.
The Uganda Cranes led by Serbian coach Milutin Sredojevic, a.k.a Micho, started the walk to the record on Tuesday 10th Nov, 2015 when the team set off for the 2018 World cup qualifiers match in Lome against Togo.
Confidently, the Uganda cranes managed to get a 1:0 victory against Togo, a win that was out of the free kick taken by the captain of under 23, Falouk Miya who passed it to Ochaya tapping it into the rivals’ net, 6 minutes to the end of first half.
“The third successive away penalty saved by Denis Onyango signified that the Cranes by the God’s power are qualifying” said captain Massa after the match.
In the last four meetings, the Sparrows boasted total dominance over the East African giants beating Uganda Cranes in all encounters, scoring 8 goals while conceding none. But the Cranes in the revenge of the home and away defeat against Togo set a new record as they made it to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers’ group stages with the aggregate of 4:0 goals.
After the match at Nambole, the team manager, Micho said that it was not only him and the players’ struggle but also the support from the great Crane’s funs.
“I thank all my players for the spirit of winning they have shown home and away, especially Falouk Miya on special note for his spirit of scoring. Not ruling out the support of the Ugandans. Thanks for your support” said Micho.
“I cannot rule out sending a lot of thanks to the government of the republic of Uganda for the support rendered to the National team in the two matches” he added.
Government rendered total support to the National Team the Cranes in particular H.E Yoweri K. Museveni the president, who sponsored them with a special plane for transport to Lome and promised dollars 2000 to each player after winning Togo.