A dangerous side capable of battling the continent's best, Uganda came close to advancing to the ten-team final round of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Ultimately, they were not able to find a win over Senegal on neutral ground that would have sent them through, but they did give the Lions a mighty scare. Four years previously they were close to advancing to the final stage again, but it was Benin who pipped them to the top spot.
Many of the team play in leagues throughout Africa, like South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Tunisia, while a handful of players have managed to find clubs in Europe and Asia.
Milutin Sredojevic is another of the Europe-born coaches who seems to have made Africa his home. Since first taking over Ugandan club Villa in 2001, he has worked on the continent, coaching clubs in Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania and Sudan. His first appointment as national team coach was in 2011 when he took over Rwanda.
4 – The number of times Uganda reached the AFCON between 1968 and 1978. They have not qualified since.
The former stars
Jimmy Kirunda, Majid Musisi, Philip Omondi, David Obua.