International Build Up:
- Uganda Cranes 3-1 Sao Tome and Principe
Uganda Cranes has whipped visiting Sao Tome and Principe 3-1 during an international build up match at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Saturday.
Left winger Joseph Ochaya opened the scoring with a 20th minute goal after a great assist by Nico Wakiro Wadada on the right flank.
Defender Murushid Jjuuko headed home the second goal on the stroke of half time after a curling corner kick from Ochaya.
Second half substitute Abraham Ndugwa scored Uganda Cranes third goal on the day on 82 minutes.
Ndugwa had come on for William Luwagga Kizito after 57 minutes.
The visitors pulled a goal in the dying minutes from Jose Varelea following a good counter attack.
Head coach Sebastien Desabre and the rest of his technical team made a couple of changes in the second half.
Sentamu replaced Emmanuel Okwi, Ndugwa came on for Luwagga Kizito, Tadeo Lwanga was Baba Kizito’s replacement and Alex Kakuba replaced Godfrey Walusimbi.
Meanwhile, Fahad Bayo took Milton Karisa’s place and Timothy Awany took over debutant Bevis Mugabi’s center back slot.
Mugabi, Bayo and Ndugwa earned their first caps with the Uganda Cranes.
FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo was among the high profile guests during the match. Others were Kalungu East Member of Parliament (MP), Joseph Ssewungu
Uganda Cranes will play in the second international build up this Tuesday against Malawi at Namboole.
The game against Malawi will kick off at 4 pm.
Team Line ups:
Uganda Cranes XI:
Denis Onyango (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi (68′ Alex Kakuba) Murushid Juuko, Bevis Mugabi (88’ Timothy Dennis Awanyi), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Milton Karisa (80’ Fahad Bayo), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (67’ Tadeo Lwanga), William Kizito Luwagga (57’ Abraham Ndugwa), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (56’ Yunus Sentamu), Joseph Benson Ochaya
Subs Not Used:
Hood Kawesa, Fahad Bayo, Derrick Nsibambi, Salim Jamal (G.K), Charles Lukwago (G.K)
Head coach: Sebastien Desabre
São Tomé and Príncipe XI:
Al Migida Aldair (68’ Vaz Nilson), Santos Gilson (62’ Tavares Janota), Dasneves Enilson, Dilson Quaresma, Mendes Ivonalodo, Diogo, Francisco (62’ Damara Aderito), Sousa Pontes (Captain), Varalela Eduardo, Carvalho Jockeleny (66’ Santos Adroir), Varela Jose, Baraganga Maquiadei (80’ Costa Neto Vando)
Subs Not Used:
Pondes Waidimir, Fernandes Edilson, Eusebio Danilson, Santos Damilson, Martins Traure
Head coach: Gustavi Clemente
- Center Referee: Elly Sasil (Tanzania)
- 1st Assistant Referee: Ferdinand Chacha (Tanzania)
- 2nd Assistant Referee: Ally Kinduli (Tanzania)
- 4th Official: William Oloya (Uganda)
- Match Commissioner: Abbasi Ssendyowa (Uganda)