Uganda Cranes XI that sttarted aagainst Senegal | Credit: FUFA

Milton Karisa first half goal ended a 13-match wait for a win at the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) by earning Uganda an important victory over Senegal.

Here is how each player that featured rated

Alionzi Nafian – 9

Produced over four excellent saves including a penalty and indirect free kick that kept Senegal at bay keeping Uganda in the game.

James Begisa – 6

Troubled by the skilful Diallo but held on and defended well

Derrick Ndahiro – 7

A tough evening especially when the ball was played behind him but looked assured whenever in possession.

Geoffrey Wasswa – 6

Solid for most parts of the game save for a miscalculated back pass to Alionzi that resulted into an indirect free kick which the goalie saved.

Gift Fred – 7

Solid and used his gangly frame well to deny the Senegal attackers time and space on the ball.

Kenneth Ssemakula – 8

Rarely put a foot wrong and looked confident in possession trying to play from the back. Assisted Karisa for the winner

Marvin Youngman – 5

Looked quiet in the middle of the pack and no wonder he was subbed at halftime.

Moses Waiswa – 4

Continued to flatter to deceive and delivered another mixed performance without ever looking assured.

Rogers Mato – 4

Huffed and puffed but without an end result and easily lost possession.

Milton Karisa – 7

Scored the winner and nearly won a penalty in the second half with his never say give up attitude.

Frank Ssebuufu – 6

Hardly got a sniff at Senegal goal as he lacked service but was willing to press the Senegal defence until he was rested.

Substitutes

Karim Watambala – 5

Fortunate to leave the pitch uninjured after a heavy tackle. An improvement on Youngman.

Titus Ssematimba – 5

Willing to take the game to the Senegal defence but with no success.

Moses Aliro – 5

Held on to the ball well and ate some minutes on the clock with his willingness to run at the Senegal defenders.

Travis Mutyaba – 6

Could not entirely impact the game but was exciting every time he got the ball at his feet and should have won a penalty.

Hilary Mukundane N/a

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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