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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni helps Cranes fly to Lesotho

10:11 PM MYT 10/10/2018
Uganda v Ivory Coast in Chan 2018.
The Uganda Cranes are unbeaten and on top of Group L following victory over Cape Verde and a draw with Tanzania

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has rewarded the national team for good recent performances in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, chartering them a flight to Lesotho and providing $52 000.

The Cranes play Lesotho at home on Saturday, before facing the same side away at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru.

After a 1-0 away win over Cape Verde in their opening match, Uganda then drew 0-0 with Tanzania in Kampala last month and lead Group L with a two-point gap.

Although impressed by the way the Cranes have been playing recently, Museveni feels there is still room for improvement.

“I have been following you of recent and I thank you for the performance but we need to work harder for better results. I have offered you a chartered plane to Lesotho and UGX 200 million ($52 000) to help you get good results,” Museveni was quoted as saying on the Federation of Uganda Football Associations official website.

Led by captain and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango, Uganda are bidding for a second successive qualification for the Afcon finals after participation at the last edition in Gabon.