June 14, 2013

Kirunda Urges Players to Play like its a final

Ex- Cranes skipper Jimmy Kirunda has called upon national team players to change their attitude and fight for their country when they get chance to don the national team jersey.
Ex- Cranes skipper Jimmy Kirunda
Ex- Cranes skipper Jimmy Kirunda

Ex- Cranes skipper Jimmy Kirunda has called upon national team players to change their attitude and fight for their country when they get chance to don the national team jersey.

The former defender who was the last man to captain the Cranes in an Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 1978 told redpepper in an interview that players who feature for the Cranes in this generation do not play their hearts out.

Kirunda, who featured for KCC FC in the local league, urges the current crop of players to learn to die-a-little for the national team because it means a lot to represent the whole country. He said with qualification for World Cup in line, the players must know how to approach these games.

Kirunda reasoned that these players have four games to qualify for the World Cup and they must play each game like it’s a final.

Uganda is currently in second place in Group J with five points. Senegal who play away to Liberia this weekend lead the group with six points, while Angola have four points, just like Liberia.

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