Uganda Cranes defeated Ethiopia 3-0 in an international friendly played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Geoffrey Massa, Yunus Sentamu and Faruk Miya were the scorers for Uganda Cranes who play Ghana on 15th November, 2014 at the same stadium in the final bend of the 2015 Nations cup qualifiers.
Massa, who plies his professional trade with South African giants, University of Pretoria F.C, opened the scoring a minute to the half time whistle.
AS Vita striker, Yunus Sentamu added the second shortly after the second half kicked off and Vipers’ F.C midfielder, Faruk Miya scored the third goal in the 55th minute.
The match was watched by the President of the republic of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who also launched the ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign aimed at sensitizing the public about the deadly HIV/AIDS.
The ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and sports supported the organization of the match that saw fans enter for free.
Live updates for the coverage of the match (below)
HT: Uganda 1 – 0 Ethiopia (45′ Geofrey Massa)
1st Minute: Ethiopia kicks off play (4:35 pm)
2nd Minute: Geofrey Massa wins first corner for Uganda.
5th Minute: Michael Sserumaga cross is headed over the bar by Moses Oloya
8th Minute: Winger Brian Majwega cross is met by Massa, goal keeper,Jaemal Tassew, picks loose ball.
13th Minute: Michael Sserumaga interplays with Tonny Mawejje, the former shoots from distance (about 30 yards), Sentamu fails to connect to the ball.
16th Minute: Yunus Sentamu goal is ruled for offside. Sserumaga had played in the delivery from a free kick on the right side of the pitch from 40 yards.
20th Minute: Michael Sserumaga tries again from distance, Ethiopian goal keeper, Jaemal Tassew saves.
23rd Minute: Ethiopian right winger, Yusuf Saleh gets a chance to put Ethiopia ahead, Odongkara saves.
Corners Cranes 2 – 1 Ethiopia
33rd Minute: Cranes wins third corner
41st First change of the game for Ethiopia
43rd Minute: Massa misses after a one on one with the goal keeper.
45th Minute: Uganda wins penalty after Michael Sserumaga is fouled. Sserumaga limps out for treatment
46th Massa misses penalty. Uganda wins 4th corner of the game, quickly slotted in by Oloya.
GOOOOOOOOOAL; Uganda 1 – 0 Ethiopia
Massa misses penalty effort but scores resultant corner from Moses Oloya.
Second half under way with Jamal Replacing Odongkara
48′ GOOOOAL Yunus Sentamu scores for Uganda. Uganda 2 – 0 Ethiopia
Nominees for the CAF player of the year award Sentamu and Massa on target for Cranes.
55′ Faruku Miya makes it three for the home team. Uganda 3 – 0 Ethiopia
65′ Uganda Cranes technical bench makes 4 changes; Hassan Wasswa for Moses Oloya, Julius Ntambi for Richard Kassaga , Robert Ssentongo for Miya Farouk, Keziron Kizito for Michael Sserumaga.
70′ Robert Ssentongo tests Ethiopian goal keeper, same does Massa after 2 minutes.
76′ Another change for Uganda. Brian Majwega out, Habibu Kavuma in.
81′ Massa fires wide from acute angle.
89′ One added minute indicated by 4th official, Alex Muhabi Nsulumbi.
Uganda 3 – 0 Ethiopia.
77th Minute: Change for Uganda, Habibu Kavuma replaces Brian Majwega
85th Minute: Massa tries from distance
87th Minute: Massa shoots wide from 18 yard goal mark
FULL TIME: Uganda 3 – 0 Ethiopia
PHOTO CREDIT: FUFA COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT