By Shaban Benteke
Uganda Cranes played out a 2 all draw with Tanzanian money bags Azam FC at the St Marys stadium in kitende this evening.
This was Cranes second warm up game in four days after running out 2-0 winners on Saturday against Azam Premier League reigning champions KCCA FC.
Azam FC who are in the country for a 10-day training camp gave Cranes a good run for their money having taken the lead on the stroke of half time through star striker Jr Waziri after a brilliant display that held off Uganda’s defender Bernard Muwanga.
Uganda’s interim coach Moses Basena made seven changes at the start of the second half and they paid dividends as sub Muzamiru Mutyaba fed the ball to captain Nicholas Wadada who took a shot from the tightest of angles for the equaliser.
Basena made a further three subs with Onduparaka’s Shaban Muhammed Viper’s new signing Tom Masiko and SC Villa’s Simon Sserunkuma on for URA’s Shafic Kagimu, SC Villa’s Bernard Muwanga and SC Viper’s Milton Karisa.
Ten minutes to stoppage time, Azam FC scored their second and third goal of the game through Joseph Kimwagu and it looked to be the winner before defender Karim Himin brought down Shaban Muhammed for a late penalty. Muzamiru Mutyaba made no mistake from the spot as he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way for a late equalizer.