Denis Onyango: We ended the campaign with respect

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Uganda Cranes captain and first choice goalie Denis Onyango smiles as he stretches prior to a game

Uganda Cranes captain and first choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango has lauded the rest of his teammates for the gallant fight throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign.

Onyango, who plies his trade with South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns, tweeted moments after Uganda Cranes’ s 1 all draw away to Congo on Sunday.

Great fight from the boys ending the campaign with respect despite not qualifying

Uganda rallied from a goal down to earn a point in Congo with Vipers player Milton Karisa on target, in the 10th minute,  just 60 second after the hosts had taken the lead through  Marvin Baudry.

Baudry’s goal, a simple finish after a well worked out move was the second that Onyango conceded throughout the qualification process after Mohammed Salah’s goal in Alexanderia last month.

The Cranes finished second on the group E log with 9 points, 4 behind the group winners Egypt. Ghana Black Stars ended third with 8 points and Congo ended the campaign with two points.

Uganda Cranes players return to the country on Monday.

The team will start planning for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, CHAN 2018 in Morocco as well as the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

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