It was always going to be a tough task beating off three different opponents in a space of 15 days.
Picking two vital points at crucial but important times and carrying a 4-0 onslaught is something that many ought to give Cranes’ tactician, Bobby Williamson credit for.
Fielding a team that can overturn a two goal deficit within 50 minutes of play is not something so many would do well in African soccer. Fine, the home advantage comes into play but many countries could have done but they fail.Goals were so vital today and Bobby’s moves were always priotised. He took credible decisions from the time the 90 minutes in the November 11 Stadium, Luanda took center stage. He made single hearted choices that brought results home. Half a loaf is better than no bread! Williamson gained positively from all the steps he took in the past three games. Few sides have not lost in all these games and Uganda is among the lucky few. Coach Jean-Guy Walleme’s team had not conceded from the time Serumaga scored in their back yard and they were cruising high.
Until Andrew Mwesigwa headed in on 35 minutes, things started to change as Bobby engineered smiles on the home fans’ faces.
Bobby preferred Brian Umony, Geoffrey Massa and Emmanuel Okwi threesome and it paid off with a decider brace in the second half.
When he ejected Johnson Bagoole for Moses Oloya, the latter created a chance for Okwi in Luanda to cancel Manuel Djalma’s goal.
He even had to try out some new players after the exiting players quit the national team at a very need moment, just prior to the Brazzaville clash in February.
Credit to Bobby.