Uganda Cranes Regional Tours 2017:
- Eastern Region Select 0-3 Uganda Cranes
Since the AFCON 2017 tournament in Gabon, the Uganda Cranes has resumed action with a domestic tour of Eastern Uganda code named ‘Uganda Cranes Regional Tours 2017’.
It was a convincing 3-0 result for the national side past a select side from Eastern Uganda at the Kamuli Park Municipal Stadium on Sunday evening.
Proline striker Nelson Senkatuka volleyed home the opener after 11 minutes.
SC Villa’s winger Martin Kiiza doubled the advantage with a well struck free-kick past goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo before team captain Emmanuel Okwi grabbed the third on the day.
Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic was impressed by the overall performance on the day particularly from the first half.
Such matches have always helped us to prepare for future engagements and as well, bring the stars to the fans in their own localities.
The performance on the day is good and promising. We have key important matches next week (against Kenya and the French Military team) that we are building for”
Micho fielded two different line ups for either halves.
The FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo was among the hundreds who braved the scorching sun to catch the game live.
Eng. Magogo was flanked by many of the Eastern region delegates and other accompanying FUFA officials.
Representatives from the tour sponsors, Nile Breweries Limited (under the brand Nile Special and Airtel Uganda Limited) also graced the well attended match.
The regional tours started three years ago with the main intention of taking the Uganda Cranes closely to local communities and fans in particular.
Uganda Cranes ambassador, Bebe Cool performed for the hundreds of fans during the half time of the match.
Team line ups:
Eastern Region Select XI: Hannington Ssebwalunyo (G.K), Faruoq Mudoola, Joshua Nkabi, Peter Musoke, Yusuf Najib, Amos Etoju, Rajab Abdul Rahman, Deo Esejje, David Bagoole, Juubu Malangu, Ibrahim Kazindula
Subs: Aziz Omonyi (G.K), Sande Olobo, Faisal Najib, Isma Benson, Abbas Michael, Jackson Ziraba Mukama, Ben Musana, Vicent Lukwago, Rajab Waiswa, Fahad Badiro
Head coach: Abbey Bogere ‘Capello’ Kikomeko
Uganda Cranes XI: Nicholas Ssebwato (G.K), Joseph Nsubuga, Hassan Musana, Savio Kabugo, Allan Anguyo, Abel Eturude, Shafik Kagimu, Emmanuel Okwi (Captain), Nelson Senkatuka, Martin Kiiza
Uganda Cranes team for the second half: Keni Saidi (G.K), Allan Drajua, Arafat Galiwango, Rashid Toha, Brian Nsubuga, Juma Ibrahim Saddam, Hood Mulikyi, Vitalis Tabu, Living Kabong, Hood Kawesa, Villa Oromchan
Unused sub: Muhammed Ssekebba (Goalkeeper)
Head coach: Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic
Referee: George Oryem
Assistant Referee 1: Ronald Mwesigwa
Assistant Referee 2: Muzamil Wasiwa
4th Official: Kenneth Kimaliya
Commissioner: Hajji Siraji Katono
Media Officer: Joseph Mutaka
Security Officer: Sam Lwere