Uganda Cranes captain, Denis Onyango, has bemoaned the poor state of Namboole stadium pitch during Saturday’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Ghana.
The match ended in a goalless draw.
Namboole stadium was in a sorry state on Saturday after hosting independence night prayers for renowned city Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of the House of Prayer ministries international.
Speaking during the post match press conference on Saturday, Onyango said the poor state of the pitch was indication that there is no respect for the national team.
“It was our chance to go to the World Cup but the pitch didn’t befit us,” an angry Onyango said.
The Cranes captain said it was appalling for the national stadium to look like a kraal on a day the national team is playing a vital game.
“It was a disgrace playing on such a pitch by the national team,” he said.
The dry grass on the playing pitch was visible despite efforts by the Namboole management to trim it in a bid to make it look better.
Onyango equated the turf to a play field in the village, adding that something needs to be done to improve the state of the pitch.
Cranes coach, Moses Basena, had prior to the game raised similar complaints against the bad pitch.