Regional Tours 2019 (Namutima)
- North East
Region Select 0-4 Uganda Cranes
Uganda Cranes registered a comprehensive 4-0
victory against the North East select team during a regional tour match played
at theKatakwi High School playground
on Saturday before a lively crowd.
The goals for the national team came from KCCA’s
left Mustafa Kizza, Vipers’ striker Fahad Bayo, URA midfielder Joackim Ojeera
and Wakiso Giants’ Hassan Ssenyonjo.
Uganda Cranes led 2-0 by the mandatory half time
break through Kizza’s penalty and a close range finish by Bayo.
Kizza struck from the penalty spot in the 22nd
minute when defender Steven Oriokot fouled Ojeera in the penalty area.
Eight minutes later, Bayo tapped home the second
from close range following a school boy mistake from goalkeeper Joshua Okwaput
after an earlier back pass from Oriokot.
At the start of the second half, Uganda Cranes
technical team led by Johnathan McKinstry called for several changes.
Goalkeeper James Alitho, Patrick Mbowa, Muzamiru
Mutyaba, Ashraf Mandela and Joel Madondo were introduced at the start of the
Alitho replaced Charles Lukwago in goal, Mbowa came
on for captain Halid Lwaliwa, Nicholas Kasozi paved way for Mutyaba, Mandela
replaced Paul Willa at right back and Madondo took over Bayo’s slot as the lead
With Lwaliwa out, Mutyaba became took over the
captain’s arm band in the second half.
Ten minutes into the second half, North East team
also made their first change.
John Okwatum was introduced for striker Emmanuel Lokuuna.
Mutyaba and Anukani tested goalkeeper Okwaput
before Ojeera headed home the third at the near post off Kizza’s curling corner
Second half substitute Hassan Ssenyonjo, who had
replaced Shafik Kagimu combined with fellow sub Mutyaba for the fourth and
final goal on the day.
This was the first regional tour victory for McKinstry
since he took over the Uganda Cranes job six weeks ago.
The game is part of the preparations for the
national team ahead of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers.
Uganda will kick-start the 2021 AFCON qualifiers
away to Burkina Faso on 13th November 2019.
Four days later, Uganda will host Malawi on 17th
November 2019 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Team Line Ups:
Joshua Okwaput (G.K), Jonathan Okello, Emmanuel
Opolot Tandema, Julius Ocen, Steven Oriokot, Joel Ekadu, Paul Oonyu, Denis
Emorut, Emmanuel Lokuuna, Ivan Otude, Simon Odeke
Subs: Gilbert Aikomo (G.K), Abraham Ojale, Julius Isaac
Odoa, John Okwatum, Ronald Eletu, Stewart Okiror, John Aleper
Head coach: Julius Ogwang
Assistant Coach: Mike Okiror
Official: Simon Onyait
Team Line Ups:
XI: Charles Lukwago (G.K, KCCA), Paul Willa (Vipers),
Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), John Revita (KCCA), Nicholas
Kasozi (KCCA), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Bright Anukani (Proline), Allan Kayiwa
(Vipers), Fahad Bayo (Vipers), Joachim Ojeera (URA)
Subs: James Alitho (URA FC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC),
Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso
Giants), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Viane Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants)