Uganda national team captain Dennis Onyango has told BBC Sport Africa he has had no response from the Ugandan government after several senior players took to social media to remind President Yoweri Museveni to fulfil a $1million pledge he made to the team after the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The push for Museveni to respond began on Sunday with a tweet from Turkish side Konyaspor midfielder Farouk Miya, in which he tagged a video clip of the president making the pledge at a state dinner organised in honour of the team for good performance at the Afcon.
The Cranes finished second in the group stage, making it to the last 16, where they lost to eventual finalists Senegal.
Onyango, goalkeeper of Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premier League, told BBC Sport Africa he and colleagues had decided to take matters into their own hands to remind the president about the pledge through social media, after all other avenues failed to yield any response from the head of state. (BBC)