Fred Kajoba Kisitu Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

CHAN 2018 Qualifiers (Eastern Zone):

  • 1st Round, 2nd Leg (22nd July 2017)
  • Uganda Cranes Vs South Sudan Bright Stars (Agg: 0-0)
  • Lugogo, Kampala (4 p.m)
[/media-credit] Uganda Cranes’ goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Uganda Cranes failed to score against South Sudan in the opening leg of the first round for CHAN 2018 qualifiers held at the Juba Stadium last Friday.

On the positive note though, the defence line remained as solid as ever to avoid conceding.

And the team goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba salutes the entire team for the collective effort.

It is always good to avoid conceding.

Every day, we work towards achieving that target (not letting in any goal).

Against South Sudan, the defence of Benard Muwanga, Savio Kabugo, Nico Wadada and Paul Musamali as well as the goalkeeper Watenga was at full alert to thwart any sort of threat.

Kabugo and Muwanga battled well with lanky striker James Moga’s aerial advantage and they were quicker to control and tame Robert Wulube’s fast legs.

Kajoba appreciates the performance away from home and calls upon a much better showing in the return leg.

“We played well in Juba. We need to better and perfect the scoring in Kampala so that we qualify,” Kajoba, also the head coach at Uganda Premier League side Bright Stars added.

Uganda Cranes has now kept a clean sheet in four consecutive international matches following matches against Ethiopia, Senegal and Cape Verde.

The games against Ethiopia and Senegal were international friendlies that ended goalless whilst the Cranes won 1-0 away to Cape Verde in Praia.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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