LUGOGO – The Uganda Kobs required a late Mutapha Kizza penalty to defeat their South Sudan counterparts 1-0 in the 2019 U23 AFCON Qualifiers at the StarTimes Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
In a game that Uganda dominated in terms of possession, they failed to create several clear-cut chances and this is how the players rated:
Said Keni 6.5: The Proline shot-stopper was rarely called into action but when needed, was at hand to collect almost everything that required his attention.
Mustafa Mujjuzi 4.5: Was taken off early in the second half as the team searched for an opening. The Captain looked less comfortable in a back three as opposed to playing as one of the two center-halfs he is used to.
Mustafa Kizza 7.0: Took care of his defensive duties all day and sent in several decent crosses before converting the winner in added time.
Bashir Asiku 6.5: Led the team well as if he was the skipper and always looked comfortable in possession.
Geoffrey Wasswa 7.0: Always comfortable in possession, made a few runs into the opposition half, took care of his duties and was involved in the move that led to the goal.
Shafik Kagimu 5.0: As per his standards, the URA FC skipper had an average show throughout the game.
Lawrence Bukenya 6.5: Never lost possession of the ball for the entire 90 minutes and dictated the temple of play superbly.
Allan Okello 6.5: Tried as much as he could to create for the team especially in the first 70 minutes but tired as the match wore on.
Julius Poloto 6.0: The evergreen Poloto did not have the best of games but was always comfortable on the ball and also tried to make things happen in the opposition half on several occasions.
Joel Madondo 5.0: Looked fazed on his competitive debut and aside from the header early in the first half, rarely looked like he would score in his first match.
Steven Mukwala 6.0: Mukwala looked a shadow of the striker who is used to terrorizing defences for the underage teams. Was brought down in the area for Kizza’s penalty but aside from that, he didn’t have the desired impact.
Joseph Semujju 4.0: Came on for Mujuzi but had little impact on proceedings.
Duncan Sseninde 5.0: Injected pace and trickery into the game but with less impact in the final third.