Uganda Cranes Regional Tour
Cranes 3-0 West Nile
Paridi Stadium, Adjumani
Vipers SC striker Fahad Bayo continued his good goal scoring form as he netted once in Uganda Cranes 3-0 victory over West Nile in the regional tour.
Bayo who has netted five times for the Venoms since joining them in the summer struck Uganda’s third in front of a fully parked Paridi Stadium on Sunday.
Earlier, Mbarara City FC winger had marked his national team debut with the opening goal of the game.
URA right-back Ashraf Mandela then doubled the Cranes lead to compound West Nile’s victory.
This is the first win for the Uganda Cranes in the regional tours over a West Nile since defeating them 1-0 at the Bar Okoro grounds 2017.
This is the Cranes fourth victory of the regional tours and have now lost once in the five games played.
The Abdallah Mubiru’s coached side is preparing for the return leg of the CHAN 2020 qualifier against Burundi in Kampala, having won the first leg 3-0 away in Bujumbura.
Mubiru and the technical team used two different line ups for either half in a bid to test out the various players that were summoned on the team.
What they said after the game
Abdallah Mubiru, Cranes head coach
“We are humbled for this performance. All the players showed the right character and discipline throughout the game.
“To play for the national team is a big honour and i am happy to see the players utilize the opportunity.
“We shall remain focused to prepare for the future.
“Players also have to welcome healthy competition at all times and prove they are good enough to ware the national team jersey.”
Fahad Bayo, Cranes striker
“I am delighted to have scored.
“As a striker, my primary duty is to score, of course with the help of my teammates.
“I want to score as many goals as possible and hopefully cement a place in the national team.”