AFCON 2019 Qualifier (Group L):

  • Uganda Cranes 0-0 Tanzania Taifa Stars

Uganda Cranes and the Tanzania Taifa Stars played to a goal-less draw at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Saturday.

In a match marred by heavy rains, there were a couple of missed scoring opportunities for either sides.

Joseph Ochaya fluffed Uganda’s best chance of the first half with striker Emmanuel Okwi missing in the second half.

On both occasions, midfielder Moses Waiswa was the provider.

Cranes captain Denis Onyango denied Tanzanian dangerman Mbwana Samatta from close range in a one against one incident with 20 minutes to play.

Onyango with a save Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Uganda has three players booked for unsporting conduct; Murushid Jjuuko, Nico Wakiro Wadada and Godfrey Walusimbi.

Tanzania’s Samatta and Abbas Mudathir were also cautioned.

Uganda Cranes head coach introduced striker Patrick Henry Kaddu, William Luwagga Kizito and Edrisa Lubea for Joseph Ochaya, Emmanuel Okwi, Faruku Miya respectively.

Some of the fans at Namboole Stadium
The two captains with match referees Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The Tanzanians introduced Mussa Farid for Michael Gadiel Kamagi and Frank Domayo paved way for Hamid Mao

Uganda Cranes now has four points off two games with Tanzania on two points.

Uganda Cranes XI:

Denis Onyango (GK, Captain), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Jjuuko, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Faruku Miya, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Joseph Ochaya


Salim Jamal (G.K), Charles Lukwago (G.K), Ibrahim Sadam Juma, William Luwagga Kizito, Derrick Nsibambi, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Denis Awany, Moses Opondo, Allan Kateregga, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Edrisa Lubega

Tanzania Taifa Stars XI:

Aishi Salum Manula (G.K), Gadiel Michael Kamagi, Hassan Banda Abdi, Agrey Moris Ambros, David John Mwantika, Mbwana Samatta (Captain), Thomas Ulimwengu, Simon Msuva, Hassan Khamis Ramadhan, Frank Domayo, Abbas Mudathir


Benno David Kakolanya (G.K), Kelvin Sabato Kongwe, Hamid Mao Mkami, Farid Mussa Shah, Shaban Iddi Chilunda, Ally Mtoni, Rashid Mandawa, Salum Kimenya, Yahya Omari, Vicent Andrew Chikupe, Salum Kihimbwa, Mohamed Mohamed

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

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  1. Different coach, same script. The team cannot score goals at home.
    The players should train for the whole FIFA window and at least work on set-pieces.

  2. We are not aware how the first 11 are chosen in Uganda. We have the best football talented youth lying idle throughout the country. There is only a bunch of time wasters comprising the national team. This is one of the many reasons as to why many Ugandan have very little interest in watching the national team play. The only solution is constitute a gradual process of identifying the best talented Ugandans from the grassroot up to the national level. Lest Uganda will continue underperforming on the African continent. Take care.

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