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PICTORIAL: Ivory Coast 0-1 Uganda Cranes (International build up match)

Faruku Miya scored the lone strike on the day as  Uganda Cranes beat Ivory Coast 1-0 for the first ever victory over the West Africans.

This was during an international friendly match played at the Sheikh Zayed Sport City Stadium on Saturday. captured the colourful scenes prior to, during and after the match watched by a sizable number of fans.

Uganda Cranes captain and first choice goalkeeper holds the ball firmly upon restart of play as Aston Villa’s forward Jonathan Adjo Kodjia (shirt 14) keeps a keen eye
Uganda Cranes players spare a moment to celebrate with the fans after the match
Canadan based midfielder Mike Azira takes on Ivory Coast’s Souleyman Doumbia
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi attempts to shoot towards the Ivory Coast goal
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo celebrates the victory with the lively Uganda Cranes fans who turned up to catch the game at the Sheikh Zayed Sport City stadium on Saturday

Faruku Miya with a teasing free-kick delivery
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo with the Executive Committee member Issa Magoola in the stands
Abdu Lumala takes on Rennes’ midfielder Souleyman Doumbia during Uganda Cranes’ 1-0 win over Ivory Coast
Uganda Cranes players quench their thirst during the much needed water break
The battle for the ball in space: Ivory Coast and Uganda Cranes players during an aerial contest for the ball
A section of passionate Uganda Cranes fans in the stands at the Stadium
Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba and Dennis Onyango share a light moment with the fans
Uganda Cranes and Ivory Coast players during the singing of the anthems moments before kick off
L-R: Head coach Sebastien Desabre, assistant Mathias Lule and goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba
Uganda Cranes XI: L-R (Standing): Murushid Jjuuko, Bevis Mugabi, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Aucho Khalid, Dennis Onyango (Captain). Front Row: Mike Azira, Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi, Faruku Miya, Abdu Lumala and Henry Patrick Kaddu

Team Line Ups:

Uganda Cranes XI:

Dennis Onyango (G.K, Captain), Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Jjuuko (89’ Ronald Mukiibi), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Aucho Khalid, Mike Azira, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya (82′ Tadeo Lwanga), Patrick Henry Kaddu (46’ Allan Kyambadde), Abdu Lumala (66’ Isaac Muleme)

Uganda Cranes subs

Subs Not Used:

Robert Odongkara (G.K), Joseph Benson Ochaya, Timothy Denis Awany, William Luwagga Kizito, Derrick Paul Nsibambi, Allan Kateregga, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Salim Omar Magoola

Head coach: Sebastien Desabre

Ivory Coast XI:

Sylvain Gbohouo (G.K), Serge Aurier (Captain), Ismael Traore, Wilfried Kanon, Souleyman Doumbia, Franck Kessie, Jean Philippe Gbamin, Jean Michael Seri, Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Kodjia, Max Alain Gradel


Eliezer Tape Ira, Badra Ali Sangare, Coulibaly Wonlo, Cheick Comara, Victorien Angban, Wilfried Zaha, Maxwell Cornet, Ibrahim Sangare, Roger Assale, Geoffroy Serey Die, Mamadou Bagayoko, Wilfried Bony

Head coach: Ibrahim Kamara

Match Officials:

  • Referee: Sultan Abdurazzaq
  • Assistant Referee 1: Hassan Almahri
  • Assistant Referee 2: Zayed Dawood
  • Fourth Official: Hamad Ali Yousef
Isaac Muleme breaks through
Experienced utility player Hassan Wasswa Mawanda enjoys a selfie moment with the Uganda Cranes fans who turned up for the game