Uganda Cranes exhibited resilience and prowess as they progressed near to the Afica Cup of Nations 2013 edition after a 4-0 mauling of Congo Brazzaville at Namboole stadium.
That feat means the Cranes overcame the 3-1 loss they suffered in Brazzaville in February to move to the final round of the Afcon 2013 Qualifiers on a 5-3 aggregate.
side had faced quite a torrid time but finally overcame recent poor strech.
Ever since the 2-0 triumph over Guinea Bissau last June in the road to this year’s Nations Cup, winning was kept out of the Cranes’ box. The Cranes suffered a 2-0 loss in Luanda before bowing out with a goalless stalemate against the Harambe Stars in October. Fans had vowed never to flock any other Cranes’ duels and lucky enough, their fixture schedule had two games away and later back home.
Mike Serumaga’s strike in Brazzaville was just a consolation as the Cranes fell to the two goal deficit.
In Luanda just a fortnight back, Emmanuel Okwi scored three minutes to the final whistle and Uganda snared a vital away point.
A week later back in Kampala, Godfrey Walusimbi canceled Papis Demba Cisse’s first half goal from 12 yards to save another point.
And now the most fond reason why the Cranes’ fans can walk from Namboole is because the bad spell has been put out of the way with this huge win.
Remember that even when the trident of former skipper Ibrahim Sekagya, David Obua and Nestroy Kizito hang up boots, confidence never seemed to evident from Andrew Mwesigwa’s troops. Great result.