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CECAFA 2017 Update: Uganda Cranes qualify to semi final stage after hard fought draw with Ethiopia

CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2017: Group B (Sunday Result):

  • Ethiopia 1-1 Uganda Cranes


Uganda Cranes staged a gallant display as they rallied from a goal down to draw one all with Ethiopia in a group B match of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tournament at the Bukhungu stadium, Kakamega on Sunday.

Derrick Nsibambi scored in the 85th minute to cancel out Abdel Abubeker’s 22nd minute opener.

The Captains’ moment with the match officials before kick off

Uganda however ended the game with 9 men after left back Isaac Muleme and central defender Timothy Awanyi were sent off in the closing stages of the match.

The tournament defending champions thus qualify out of group B alongside Burundi to the semi finals.

Uganda is the record winners of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup with 14 titles.

The Uganda Cranes team that started against Ethiopia on Sunday

Uganda Cranes XI Vs Ethiopia:

Isma Watenga (G.K), Joseph Nsubuga, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Denis Awany, Bernard Muwanga, Tadeo Lwanga, Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Allan Kyambadde, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Derrick Nsibambi, Hood Kaweesa


Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Shafik Bakaki, Aggrey Madoi, Tom Masiko, Allan Kateregga, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Milton Karisa

Uganda Cranes Technical Bench and the substitutes during the singing of the national anthem


  • Head coach: Moses Basena
  • Assistant Coach: Wasswa Bbosa
  • Goalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba
  • Team Doctor: Dr. Ronald Kisolo
  • Team Manager: Joseph Kasana
  • Media Officer: Lawrence Bwanika
  • Kits Manager: Saidi Lugolobi
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