Presdent Yoweri Museveni has offered Uganda Cranes players and officials a sum of USD 1M (Shs3,697,000,000) as a reward for advancing to the knockout stage of the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2019.
Mr Museveni announced the cash reward at a dinner he held for the Uganda Cranes players at State House Entebbe on Monday evening to welcome them from the Egyptian Capital, Cairo where the Afcon tournament is taking place.
“I’m very happy that the Cranes went up to the last 16. I know we will perform better next time. I will organise 1m dollars with the government to distribute it among the players and officials,” he said, adding that: “Of course, the officials will not get as much as the players.”