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Uganda Cranes, Ghana Black Stars play to goal-less draw in Kampala | FIFA 2018 World Cup RUSSIA Qualifier (Group E)

FIFA 2018 World Cup RUSSIA Qualifier (Group E):

  • Uganda Cranes 0-0 Ghana Black Stars

Uganda Cranes and Ghana Black Stars played to a goal-less draw during their FIFA 2018 World Cup group E qualifier played at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Saturday.

This was the second non-scoring draw in the current World Cup qualification campaign after the goal-less stalemate in Kumasi on match day one.

Uganda Cranes XI against Ghana Black Stars at Namboole Stadium
Ghana Black Stars XI vs Uganda Cranes in Kampala

It was a game of missed opportunities for the two countries played under sunny conditions before a partisan crowd.

Derrick Nsibambi, Faruku Miya and Emmanuel Okwi got close for the home side.

Ghana on the other hand, missed scoring chances by Richmond Yiadom, Daniel Amartey and second half substitute  Raphael Dinamena.

Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Onyango with the counter part from Ghana Daniel Amartey and the match referees

Ghana Black Stars earned their 6th point of the campaign and Uganda Cranes accumulate 8 points.

Meanwhile, Egypt will take on Congo Brazzaville in Alexandria on Sunday.

William Luwagga Kizito (right) and Ghana Black Stars’ Kingsley Sarfo race to the ball during the match
Guests during the singing of the two national anthems prior to the match
L-R: State Sports Minister Charles Bakabulindi, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi shortly after inspecting the teams

Uganda Cranes’ next and final game of the campaign will be away to Congo Brazzaville on 6th November 2017.

Team Line ups:

Uganda Cranes XI: Dennis Onyango (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Isaac Isinde, Denis Iguma, William Luwagga Kizito, Tonny Mawejje, Faruk Miya, Derrick Nsibambi, Emmanuel Okwi


60’ Muzamiru Mutyaba On, Faruku Miya Off

65’ Geofrey Sserunkuma On, Derrick Nsibambi Off

71’ Joseph Ochaya On, William Luwagga Kizito Off

Subs Not Used: Isma Watenga (G.K), Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Timothy Awany, Savio Kabugo, Ivan Ntege, Tom Masiko, Isaac Muleme, Milton Karisa, Edrisa Lubega

Ghana Black Stars XI:

Richard Ofori (G.K), Daniel Opare, Lumor Agbenyenu, Daniel Amartey, Nicholas Opoku, Alfred Duncan, Kingsley Safro, Ebenezer Ofori, Richmond Yiadom, Thomas Partey, Frank Acheampong


50’ Patrick Twumasi On, Safro Kingsley

61’ Alfred Duncan On, Raphael Dinamena Off

84’ Joseph Attomah On, Frank Acheampong Off

Subs Not Used:

Lawrence At Zigi (G.K), Joseph Addo (G.K), Vincent Atinga, Abbas Muhammad, Kasim Nuhu, Isaac Twum, John Antwi