“The boys were focused and showed determination on duty. The point did not come by chance but as a result of hard work and team spirit,” said a Scot tactician. Simba Sports Club player (Tanzania) Emmanuel Okwi netted an equalizer in the dying minutes of the second half to throw the game into a 1-all draw.
Bobby however added: “It is not yet time to celebrate but keep working harder and correcting our mistakes.”
Uganda hosts Senegal in the next encounter on Saturday at Mandela National Stadium-Namboole.
This was the 5th time Uganda and Angola were meeting since 2008 with Uganda losing no game at home (3-1, 3-0) and registering a second draw (0-0, 1-1) away in Luanda. Angola has only beaten Uganda once – on September 4 last year when they won 2-0 at home.
Emmanuel Okwi becomes the first Cranes player to score a goal against Angola National side away in Luanda in the last 17 years.
Uganda’s last goal had been scored by Robert Kizito in 1996.
The Sunday result is a big boost for Uganda a head of their two back to back home games against Senegal (World Cup) and Congo (Afcon Qualifiers) on June 9th and 16th respectively.