Onyango blames the goalless draw between Uganda Cranes and Ghana on the state of the pitch and applauded the performance of the side he captained.
Uganda virtually lost to the Black stars in the injury time if not for the decision of the referee Bennett Daniel Frazer influenced by the assistant referee to cancel a rebound goal in the names of offside.
“…to be honest I will first look at the pitch, I think football in this country is the least on the table because you know you are playing a world cup qualifying game which is very crucial for the country which has never been at the world cup, and you play on a pitch like this. It’s a disgrace and I am not happy with the way things are done at Namboole because if you know that you are playing a very crucial game that can change the history of the country you cannot play on such a pitch where anything is possible, it was wasn’t favoring us, it was not favoring the away team….”
The displeased Cranes captain Dennis Onyango advised that the pitch needs to be looked after. Angrily the Mamelodi Sundown’s goalkeeper said the National stadium has a village like Pitch.
“…but I think the pitch must be looked after because we are not a village team, we are a national team, if a pitch looks like a Masaza cup game in the village which means there is not respect for the national team in this country…..”
Regarding the performance of the players in front, Onyango first of all admitted being disappointed by the results but point out how impressed he was with the overall performance.
“We are very disappointed in the results, but personally as the captain I am not disappointed by the way we gave our best.”
The 32-year-old goal keeper also accepted the tactical and unavoidable changes in Ghana’s squad caught them off-guard. Nevertheless he said not all hope is gone because anything could happen to Egypt tomorrow against Congo Brazzaville.