Last year, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni promised 1 million dollars (3.7 billion Shillings) to the Uganda cranes team after their AFCON appearance after 41 years without participating.
“I am very happy that the Cranes went up to the last 16. I know we will perform better next time. I will work with the government to organize one million dollars (shs3.7bn) to distribute among the players and officials in a way you share it,” Museveni said in July 2019.
It’s now over 1 year after this pledge and the national team players led by their captain Denis Onyango yesterday took their concern to social media to demand for their money.
“As a captain, my teammates (some already retired now) have been on my neck humbling requesting (others in a demanding tone because of the desperate times) me to remind you of the promise,” Onyango posted.
Other players also joined the campaign to demand for what belongs to them.
“We know a promise is not a debt but we still needed to remind you Mr. president on what you promised. It will be better for you to tell us u gave it out but all in all, we want to make those people who believe we received our share that we have not yet got it,” Joseph Ochaya posted on his Facebook.
The players added on saying that feel frustrated, unhappy, and somewhat under-appreciated that their token of appreciation hangs in balance but they truly believe that the president will come to their rescue as he has done in the past.
“In these tough COVID-19-19 times with everyone trying to fend for themselves, we find the timing right to remind you as the number one citizen of the Pearl of Africa about the promise soon after our respectable show during the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt last year,” Hassan Wasswa posted on his social media.
This comes days after Shanitah Namuyimba mostly known as Bad black was paid after spending close to two weeks demanding for her money that she worked in the ministry of health advertisement.