Once again, the Uganda Cranes will be back into calculations on their road to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. Last week, the Cranes lost an away game in Burkina Faso while they were held to a draw at home. The fans as usual, are disappointed. It’s the same story, many vowing not to support the national team anymore and others throwing all sorts of insults.
But could the Cranes be pointing out something bigger about the Ugandan Society? Is our failure to qualify for the African Cup not reflective of our individual failures and incompetence as Ugandans?
It is common knowledge that given two shops, one owned by an Indian and another by a Ugandan, one is more likely to get better service at the former. Restaurants ran by Ugandans always leave many crying foul at the despicable service. At every stage of the Ugandan society, there’s a looming incompetence, so structural that it’s become the norm. A norm that’s impossible to diagnose.
Maybe, the incompetence of the national team is a big mirror for the Ugandan society to introspect. Who knows?