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CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Preparations: Uganda Cranes edge Gaddafi in Practice Match

PRACTICE MATCH: Gaddafi FC 0-2 Uganda Cranes

Uganda Cranes CECAFA bound team has Defeated Jinja based Gaddafi FC 2-0 I a practice match played at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Jinja on Saturday Evening.

Second-half substitute Fahad Bayo opened up the score with a free header inside the area in the 57th minute, thanks to a well-delivered cross from Ben Ocen who was also introduced I the second half.

Uganda Cranes Player celebrating Fahad Bayo’s goal against Gaddafi FC

Youngster Abdul Karim Watambala doubled the lead 7 minutes to time with another excellent header from Paul Willa’s Cross.

The hosts got an opportunity to pull back a consolation but the effort from Bakari Magumba’s spot-kick in the 90th minute was saved by goalkeeper Said Keni.

Uganda Cranes player Shafiq Kagimu in control of the midfield during the match agains Gaddafi

‘It was another step along in terms of our preparations. This was another part of our training program. Gaddafi was really up for the game and used a lot of energy that put us on pressure. The players did well today and everyone got some minutes of play. It has helped learn a few things on our players and I was pleased with the performance though we need to work on some other things that didn’t go well and it’s all good in terms of continuing our preparations for CECAFA.’ Said Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnathan McKinstry after the Practice Match

Younger Star Karim Watambala in action

The team will continue with the preparation for CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup with training on Monday 2nd December at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.

Uganda is in group A together with Burundi, Ethiopia, and Eritrea. The tournament will run from 7th – 19th December 2019 in Kampala

Uganda Cranes Technical Bench

Gaddafi IXFC Gadaffi IX

Mujampani Paul (GK), Wako Ivan, Nazir Sserwada, Muyanga Isaac, Magumba Bakari, Kyeyune Umar, Ziraba Sharif, Mark Bamukyaye, Obere Ronald, Ronald Bithum, Nkolo Blaise


Okello Nalumonsi Consatino, Muzuni Brian, Kisige Derick, Wanyama Festo, Kyaterekera Hamis, Mukomba Davis

Kityo Bruce Falahani

Uganda Cranes IX

Joel Mutakubwa (GK) (Kyetume), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Disan Galiwango (Express FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Hassan Senyonjo (Wakiso Giants), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC), Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Joachim Ojera (URA FC),


James Alitho (GK)(URA), Jack Komakeck (GK) (Football For Good),,Said Keni (GK)( (SC Villa), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Ben Ocen (Police FC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC), Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC).