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Uganda Cranes player ratings in loss to Tanzania

The Cranes lineup before the loss to Tanzania on Sunday (Photo by FUFA Media)

The Uganda Cranes suffered their first and only loss in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers, losing 3-0 away to Tanzania on Sunday.

Simon Msuva, Erasto Nyoni and Aggrey Morris scored a goal apiece for the home side who joined Uganda as the two sides that qualify for this year’s African football showpiece, from Group L.

On a day that the Cranes players never really got started, here is how the players rated:

Denis Onyango 3.0:

Still can not understand why he was in goal after qualification was sealed on Match-Day 5 but i guess that is why i am not coach. The Mamelodi Sundowns had a poor day at office, making not telling contribution as he saw three goals go past him.

Nicholas Wadada 2.5:

In ages, i do not remember when Wadada played this bad. Only contribution was the cross to Okwi in the first have that was later somehow turned into a foul by the Simba forward.

Godfrey Walusimbi 2.0:

The ever realaible Jaaja Walu was out of sorts throughout the evening. Looked out of legs from the word go, justifying the fact that he has no club at the moment.

Timothy Awanyi 3.0:

Felt sorry for the KCCA FC Captain the moment i found out that he will be paired alongside Kirizestom Ntambi but neither did he do justice to himself as he was bullied all day and arriving late to make either a tackle or interception.

Kirizestom Ntambi 2.0:

Deflected Msuva’s opener, handled in the box for the penalty. What a senior debut to forget for the Ethiopian based versatile player!

Taddeo Lwanga 3.0:

Failed to impose himself in the midfield and his major highlights were the clash with Mbwane Samata in the first half and the long range shot that proved to be Uganda’s only shot on target in the game.

Moses Waiswa 3.0:

Waiswa was a shadow of the player that grabbed headlines in the reverse fixture at Namboole. Everything he tried to pull off never came-off.

Farooq Miya 2.0:

Despite scoring three goals in the whole campaign, Sunday’s match highlighted how below-per the fan-favourite has performed throughout the six games. Never really got going from the first whistle and i was not surprised to see his number up as Uganda made their first substitution.

Allan Kyambadde 1.0:

Seated at home, i still do not know what Kyambadde was doing on the pitch.

Patrick Kaddu 2.0:

Kaddu was deprived of service all day and he too did nothing to change that.

Emmanuel Okwi 1.5:

Okwi was all over the place doing a lot of nothing. His only notable contribution was committing a foul instead of trying to score, in the first half, when he was played in by Wadada’s cross.

Substitutes:

Edirisa Lubega 3. 0.

Came on when the team was already 3-0 down and tried a fancy finish late on which failed to materialize.

Milton Karisa 2.5:

Tried to push the team forward but it was already a lost cause

Muhammad Shaban NA

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