Mwesigwa To fans: We Are Sorry


click Arial, buy sans-serif; padding: 0px; margin: 14px 0px; text-align: justify;”>The Cranes beat Zambia 1-0 in normal time at the weekend but were eliminated via penalty kicks 8-9 thanks to Chris Katongo’s first leg goal in Ndola that necessitated the shootout.

Mwesigwa missed one of two Uganda’s wasted kicks in the shootout to render Geoffrey Massa’s 27th minute goal that leveled scores at 1-1null and void. Patrick Ochan’s was saved by Kennedy Mweene.

“I was very confident when I was going to take the penalty,” said Mwesigwa, “I have been scoring them in Cecafa.

“But unfortunately I missed as I slid before taking it. I think it is my first penalty to lose for the national team.

“Of course with Onyango (Denis) saving Katongo’s (Christopher, the Zambian captain) penalty, if I had scored mine we would have won in the first five kicks. But in penalties, there is no expert. We could also have won on another day.”

The skipper was not lost on the fans’ feelings. “I can’t express mine and the players’ frustration. To the fans, we are sorry. We played well, won the game in 90 minutes, but lost on penalties,” he said.

“But as players we are a bit down but united. They (players) have asked me to ask you to stick with us. We remain focused for any future competitions and we know we shall qualify in future.”


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