Uganda Cranes Regional tour
Uganda Cranes 4-0 Kampala Select
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
LUGOGO – The Uganda Cranes locally based players defeat a Kampala select side 4-0 in a warm-up game played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
In the game played on Saturday afternoon, Vipers’ striker Dan Sserunkuma helped himself to a brace while Allan Okello and debutant Bright Anukani scored the other goals.
After a week’s long training at the same venue, the Cranes struggled to get to grips in the game as Kampala Select put up a spirited first half display to ensure the game is dead-locked after 45 minutes.
12 minutes into the second half, Sserunkuma, a first half substitute struck the first goal for Sebastein Desabre’s side, off a Brian Majwega assist.
Six minutes later, KCCA FC’s Allan Okello scored the second, his first for the senior side.
On 73 minutes, Sserunkuma struck again off another Majwega assist to put the game beyond Kampala Select who looked to be growing into it.
Moments later, another substitute-Anukani put the icing on the cake, registering his first goal in as many appearances for the Uganda Cranes.
The well attended match was also graced by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, first vice president Darius Mugoye, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson, Executive Committee members, delegates and general public.
Out of the 31 players who have featured in training and the game on Saturday, Desabre will announce the 9 that will join up with the other 14 foreign-based in Egypt.
The selected 9 will depart the country for Egypt on Sunday morning, where they will camp before the AFCON qualifier against Tanzania on Sunday.
The game will be Uganda’s last in Group L despite already qualifying for the finals proper.
Uganda Cranes XI Vs Kampala Region:
Charles Lukwago (G.K), Paul Willa, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Captain), Musitafa Mujjuzi, Tadeo Lwanga, Julius Poloto, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Bashir Mutanda, Allan Okello, Juma Balinya
Nicholas Ssebwato (G.K), James Alitho (G.K), Filbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kizza, Patrick Paul Mbowa, David Owori, Bright Anukani, Ivan Eyam, Joel Madondo, Dan Sserunkuma, Michael Birungi