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Northern Region Select Team Holds Uganda Cranes


Northern Region Select Team 0-0 Uganda Cranes

The Uganda Cranes has been held to a goalless draw by the Northern Region Select Team in a Regional Tour Match played on Saturday evening at the Pece Stadium in Gulu City.

Northern Region Select team Custodian Shaban Muhammed’s heroic display saved the hosts from conceding a number of goals on the day.

Team Captain Bobosi Byaruhanga hit the woodwork with his signature long range shooting outside the goal area in the first half of the game with James Jarieko and Samson Kasozi headed wide before the referee called for the break with nothing to show on the score board from both sides.

Uganda Cranes Head Coach Milutin Sredojevic introduced a new team captained Ibrahim Juma in the second half. They created many chances. The second half team missed several goal-scoring opportunities with Faisal Wabyona enjoying the game as he beat the back line but failed to put the ball past Northern Region Select goalkeeper. Kamwesiga Jacob shot wide with the custodian to beat while Juma had his efforts hit the woodwork as the game to ended in a barren draw.

Uganda Cranes team of U23 players that faced Northern Region

In a post-match interview, Uganda Cranes coach Sredojevic Milutin told he has been impressed by the display from the young inexperienced boys who put up a good show but only missed out on scoring goals.

‘I am impressed by the display from the boys. They have done it all but only failed to put the ball in the back of the net. Many are wearing the national team jersey for the first time and trust me if they continue like this, the future of Ugandan football is bright’

Uganda Cranes XI (1st half)

Fahad Emuran  (GK), Samson Kasozi, Abdu Aziizi Kayondo, Rogers Torach, Bobosi Byaruhanga, James Jarieko , Isma  Mugulusi, Derrick Kakooza, Titus Ssematimba, Rogers Mugisha and Rogers Madoi.

Uganda Cranes XI (2nd half team)

Abdu Magada (GK), Ibrahim Juma, Kagawa Senoga, Umar Kyebatala (Hakim Mutebi) , Faisal Wabyona, Frank Katongole, Sula Mpanga, Samson Baligeya, Jacob Okao, Jacob Kamwesigwa, Frank Sebuufu

Northern Region Select XI

Shaban Muhammad, Okot Denise Jamba, Mwaka Stephen, Akara Patrick, Okello Ronald, Opiyo Patrick, Onakalit Geoffrey, Ocakacon Brian, Odong Brian, Opiyo George Abege and Komakech Peter

Substitutes:  Komach Douglas, Kisa John Baptist, Opoka Allan, Innocent  Kinyera, Opiyo Sadam, Okwir Emmanuel, Mwaka Richard, Kajob Douglas, and Oceng Ivan.

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