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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.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson (4th from Left) with officials at FUFA House shortly after a pre-match meeting on Sunday morning.

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.

Uganda Cranes starting XI against Ethiopia. Cranes won 3-0. L-R (Back row) Brian Majwega, Moses Oloya, Geoffrey Massa(Capt), Savio Kabugo, Richard Kasaga, Yunus Ssentamu Front row (L-R): Mike Serumagga, Tony Mawejje, Robert Odongkara, Faruku Miya and Isaac Isinde

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.

Extreme right in white T-shirt is the President of the republic of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was chief guest at Namboole stadium. The FUFA president Eng Moses Magogo in blue jacket also attended. Minster of Education and Sports Hon Jessica Alupo (Extreme left) in a branded Puma T-shirt was also at Namboole as she kept goal for the Cabinet XI as they fell 3-0 to the Parliament team.

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.

Celebration time: Cranes players congratulate Massa (shirt 11) for giving the home team the lead at Namboole.

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

Geoffrey Massa on the attack

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

FUFA’s Mansoor Kimumwe with the ball guiding the President of Uganda at the pitch just before the Cabinet XI took on the Parliament team. Cabinet XI was beaten 3-0 by the Legislators.

FULL TIME: Uganda 3 – 0 Ethiopia


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