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A successful ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’ project in pictures

Uganda Cranes is top of the TOTAL Afcon 2021 qualifiers in group B following a well worked out 2-0 victory against Malawi Flames at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Sunday, 17th November 2019.

Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and Fahad Bayo netted the goals for Uganda, a momentous experience where the Cranes marked 366 days upon return to Namboole, since 17th November 2018 when Uganda Cranes beat Cape Verde 1-0 to seal a slot to the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt.

The magical lenses captured what transpired before, during and after the ‘366 Back to Namboole with Cranes’ trail.

Faruku Miya leaves Malawi right back Stanley Sanudi on the ground
The joy of scoring: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi celebrates the opening goal
The CAF Flag
Okwi dribbles the ball
Allan Okello and Faruku Miya applaud the fans
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and Fahad Bayo celebrate the opening goal
William Luwagga Kizito in action
L-R: Johnathan McKinstry, Abdallah Mubiru, Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, Fred Kajoba, Alexander McCarthy and Geofrey Massa
Uganda Cranes XI Vs Malawi: L-R (Standing) – Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Bevis Mugabi, Murushid Juuko, Khalid Aucho and Denis Onyango (Captain). Front Row: Aziz Fahad Bayo, William Luwagga Kizito, Faruku Miya and Nico Wakiro Wadada
Uganda Flag

Malawi Flag

Faruku Miya beats Malawi’s Hellings Mhango Gabadinho and Gomezgani Chirwa
Malawi technical members

 

The Lets Celebrate CAF flag
Uganda Cranes substitute players sing that national anthem
Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango addresses the media after the match
Team arrive moments before the pre-match customs and kick off
Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango (second left) and the Malawi counterpart John Banda with the match officials before kick off
Excited Uganda Cranes fans
Faruku Miya and youngster Allan Okello share a light moment during the pitch inspection by the Uganda Cranes players
Defender Murushid Juuko smiles as he disembarks from the team bus
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi waves to the people who received the protocol team at the stadium
Team captain alights from the team bus upon arrival at the Stadium from Protea Marriott Hotel, Skyz

 

Fans carrying the treasured Black – Yello – Red Uganda Flags in the stands
A section of fans in the Namboole stands with the 366 Back to Namboole with Cranes placards

The game was organized by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) in partnership with the Uganda Cranes main sponsors Airtel Uganda, key partners Nile Breweries Limited (under the Nile Special brand), Eco Bank, Bidco Uganda Limited (under White Star Magic), Bet Lion as well as the the management of Mandela National Stadium, Namboole and Uganda Police.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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