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AFCON 2019 QUALIFIER: Cranes Fail Tanzania Test

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AFCON 2019 results:

Uganda 0-0 Tanzania

CRANES fans were left disappointed as French man Sebastien Desabre, who succeeded Micho failed to win his first game in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers 2019.

Desabre went into this game without a win in ten games. It was a cold afternoon at Namboole and even though the Cranes team started brilliantly, Emmanuel Okwi, Farouk Miya and Joseph Ochaya couldn’t take their chances to give the Cranes an advantage.

“We pushed the Taifa Stars but our cutting edge was lacking, hope we can work together as a team next time and win the next game,” Desabre said.

Cranes captain Denis Masinde Onyango kept the Cranes into the game when he made a double save after Genk striker Mbwana Samatta was left unmarked.

The result takes Uganda Cranes to four points while Tanzania now jump to two points. Debutant Moses Waiswa was the man of the match.

His awareness, positioning and passing were excellent and many supporters wondered why such talented footballers are not always given a chance on the national team.

The Vipers skipper was the only local player who started on the team and played 90 minutes.

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I don’t Live On Football Money Like Magogo Who Has Just Started Wearing Suits That Fit Him – Misagga

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The former president for football giants SC Villa, Eng Ben Misagga has attacked Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) president Moses Magogo again over commission on the StarTimes deal.

While reacting to a tweet from sports scribe Martin Kaddu, which stated, ‘No commission agent to be paid for StarTimes Shs26b deal. Confirms UPL Board chairman Rugyendo Quotes’, Misagga said:

“I have never lived on football money I have been giving and I will keep giving football, for Rugyendo I will spare my time. The commissions I get is high level. Magogo akyezimba, Kati aguze ku motoka, these days ayambala ku suits ezimutuka,” Misagga said.

Recently, the Grapevine ran a story of the war of words between Misagga and Magogo over StarTimes sponsorship deal commission. Misagga is also bitter with Magogo who he blames for fueling his downfall at Villa.

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Slim Lead Costs Kobs, As They Are Eliminated

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South Sudan 2- 0 Uganda  (2-1 Agg)

It was a disappointing display from the Uganda Kobs, the Under 23 side, as they were beaten by 2 goals away from home in South Sudan.

Cranes left Kampala with a slim lead and they failed to capitalise on their early chances. They were punished by a well organised South Sudan that lost the first leg 1-0 with a soft penalty in the last minutes at the StarTimes stadium Lugogo.

South Sudan will now proceed to face Tunisia in the next round. The two Cranes tacticians Wasswa Bbosa and Charles Ayeikho ‘Mbuzi’ were left disappointed afte the likes of Allan Okello, Steven Mukwala, Mustafa Kiiza, Julius failed to lift the the team past the world’s new nation.

 

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Onyango Misses Nigerian Trip, As Cranes Travel For Nigeria friendly

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Friendly game Tuesday, 20th November 2018:

Nigeria Super Eagles Vs Uganda Cranes

Live on 102.1 FUFA FM

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named an 18 man team to face Nigeria Super Eagles on Tuesday without Cranes skipper Denis Onyango.

The Cranes travelled to Nigeria on Sunday and arrived safely at Westview hotel in Lagos Nigeria. The last time the two teams met, Farouk Miya scored the winner as they won 1-0. Cranes go into this game after qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon next year. Nigeria also qualified after drawing with South Africa.

The Cranes went to Nigeria with two goalkeepers, Salim Jamal and Charles Lukwago.

The team departed on Sunday morning at 9am after the flight was delayed by six hours ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match.

The squad to Nigeria:

Goalkeepers: Salim Jamal, Charles Lukwago

Other players: Nico Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Patrick Kaddu, Isaac Muleme,

Timothy Denis Awany, Isaac Isinde, Allan Kyambadde, Taddeo Lwanga,

Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Milton Karisa, Allan Kateregga, Derrick Nsibambi

HEAD TO HEAD

Nigeria  07 : 00  Uganda

Nigeria  0 – 1  Uganda

Uganda  2 – 1  Nigeria

Nigeria  1 – 0  Uganda

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