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Uganda Cranes beats Botswana in Francistown

Uganda Cranes is in the dreamland following a 2-1 away win over Botswana in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers.

The result brightens Uganda’s chances of qualification.

The match played on Saturday evening saw Uganda Cranes take the lead as early as ten minutes into the fixture.

L-R Murushid Juuko (3), Ochaya Joseph (13) and Denis Iguma(12) taking care of the situation in defence for Uganda Cranes against Botswana. Iguma provided a sublime aerial ball to Aucho to score Uganda’s second goal.


Kizito Luwagga after controlling a well chipped pass from Tonny Mawejje, rounded off the advancing goalkeeper, Kabelo Dambe to net the opener.

Presidential love and care to the players. FUFA boss with skipper Geoffrey Massa. Emma Okwi (7) and Hassan Wasswa also present.

His efforts though were cancelled out five minutes after the break when second half substitute, Onkabetse Makgantai.

Khalid Aucho who plays for Gor Mahia in the Kenyan top flight got Uganda back on track with another sublime finish after being fed by right back Denis Iguma.

Tony Mawejje supplied Luwagga with the killer pass for the opener.

L-R Leader of Delegation Denis Mbidde, Cranes coach Micho and FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo could not hide their excitement after the match which Uganda won 2-1 against Botswana.

Both Uganda Cranes goals were of sublime quality.

The win puts Uganda on top of Group D with ten points while Burkina Faso is on seven but play Comoros on Sunday.

Earlier in the day FUFA President Moses Magogo met a group of fans based in Botswana before he handed over Uganda Cranes replica jerseys to  Uganda’s Honorary Consul to Botswana Dr. Sebastian Okello-Wengi
FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo hands over jersey to Uganda’s Honorary Consul to Botswana Dr. Sebastian Okello-Wengi. On the extreme left is Decolas Kiiza who headed Uganda Cranes advance party.

The fans



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