Mustapha Kizza passes the ball against Malawi Flames (Credit: FUFA Media)

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers (Group B):

  • Malawi Flames 1-0 Uganda Cranes  (Half Time)

Uganda Cranes is in a tricky situation coming to the final 45 minutes of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

By the half way break of the Malawi Flames versus Uganda Cranes clash at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantrye, the hosts are leading by a goal.

Richard Mbulu’s diving header past goalkeeper Denis Onyango put Malawi ahead by the opening quarter an hour of the game.

The goal arrived after Robin Ngalande released roving right back Stanley Sanudi who executed the cross from the right for Mbulu to head home off a diving effort in the 15th minute.

Uganda Cranes had a penalty appeal in the 28th minute turned down by the Mozambiquan referee.

The visitors lost defender Brian Ronald Mukiibi Ddungu through injury and his place was taken by the Uganda U-20 captain Garvin Kizito Mugweri towards the end of the opening half.

It is Kizito’s debut on the senior team as another 45minutes await Uganda Cranes to make amends or get eliminated at the expense of Malawi who last qualified for the AFCON finals in 2010.

Malawi’s captain with the Uganda Cranes counterpart Denis Onyango alongside the match officials prior to kick off (Credit: FUFA Media)

Team Line Ups:

Malawi XI: Earnest Kakhobwe, Stanley Sanudi, Charles Petro, Richard Mbulu, Alfred Manyozo Junior, Precious Sambani, Peter Banda, Robin Ngalande, John Banda, Revison Maganizo, Mzava Limbaikani

Subs: Brighton Munthali, Peter Cholopi, Denis Chembezi, Chikoti Chirwa, Vincent Nyasulu, Chimwemwe Idana, Frank Gabadihno, Rafiq  Namwera, Kaira Chimango, Francisco Madinga, Mhone Micium

Head coach: Meke Mwase

Uganda Cranes XI Vs Malawi at Kamuzu stadium (Credit: FUFA Media)

Uganda Cranes XI: Denis Onyango (Goalkeeper & Captain), Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Ronald Mukiibi, Murushid Juuko, Mike Azira, Moses Waiswa, Ibrahim Orit, Faruku Miya, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Mustafa Kizza

Subs: Salim Jamal (G.K), Charles Lukwago (G.K), Tadeo Lwanga, William Luwagga Kizito, Daniel Isiagi Opolot, Garvin Kizito Mugweri, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Allan Kyambadde, Abdul Lumala, Allan Okello

Head coach: Abdallah Mubiru

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

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  1. Thanks You Malawi and congratulations for that WIN. Uganda Cranes and FUFA never learn from their past. I am Ugandan but for heavens sake we lost qualification to AFCON afew years ago for unreasonably sacking David Obua from the Team at the 11th hour, You now change management and the same Uganda “disciplinarians” sack Khalid AUCHo at the 11th hour again. In my earlier comments i mentioned and foresaw malawi beat us for such emotional reactions not realy called for. the nation waits for these wins and qualifications. What a waste we did– Mckinsly coach was alot better in the first place he managed a 2-0 over the flames …… Wake up FUFA. Otherwise Nze omupiira gwa Uganda ngenda nkowa . we had 1million professionals who flew into the country just for a holiday in malawi.

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