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Uganda Cranes earns point against 10 man Burkina Faso



Uganda Cranes 0-0 Burkina Faso

Uganda Cranes and Burkina Faso played to a goal-less draw at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Tuesday night.

This was the second leg of the double header fixture in group D of the AFCON 2017 qualification campaign following the first match played in Ouagadougou on Saturday, 26th March 2016.

Before the match, there was a special moment reserved for the departed former Uganda Cranes’ player, Abel Dhaira.

Dhaira died of abdominal cancer in Iceland where he has been playing with IBV.

A special moment of silence was held in honour of Abel Dhaira

The Cranes created a series of chances in either halves with Tonny Mawejje hitting the cross bar in the first 16 minutes of the game.

Massa, Miya and second half substitute, Moses Oloya also came close to scoring in the latter half.

Burkina Faso captain, Charles Kabore was red carded for a second bookable offence.

Both Uganda and Burkina Faso have now accumulated 7 points in group D.

Uganda Cranes’ team captain, Geofrey Massa with the match referees and Burkina Faso skipper, Charles Kabore

There is no hope lost with two remaining games. Uganda travels to Botswana in June before the final game against Comoros in August 2016.

Team Line Ups:

Uganda Cranes  XI: Denis Onyango (G.K), Denis Iguma, Joseph Ochaya, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Isaac Isinde, Khalid  Aucho, Kizito Luwagga, Tonny Mawejje, Farouk Miya, Geoffrey Massa, Emmanuel Okwi,

Subs: Robert Ondongkara (G.K), Jamal Salim Mike Azira, Timothy Awany, Yasser Mugerwa, Moses Oloya, Godfrey Walusimbi, Erisa Sekisambu

Burkina Faso XI:

Diakite Daouda (G.K), Charles Kabore, Bakary Kone, Dayo Issoufou, Malo Patrick, Yago Steven Farid, Bakery Saye, Traore Abdul Razack, Nakoulma Prejuce, Jonathan Pitroipa Traore Bertrand Isidora

 Subs: Soulama Abdulaye, Guira Adama, Alain Traore, Aristede Bance, Diawara Banou, Issa Gouo, Barros Cyrille Bayala

 Match officials:


Center Referee: Nampiandraza El Mousssa


1st Assistant Referee: Jinoro Velmanna Ferdinand


2nd Assistant Referee: Djanirima Jean Thiery


Reserve Referee: Andriamiharsoa Hubert Marie Bruno

One Reply to “Uganda Cranes earns point against 10 man Burkina Faso”

  1. Why cant we utilize the numerous set-pieces won from opponents as witnessed yesterday? What happened to Mike Serumaga, If its anger management do we have a team psychologist, or have we learned anything from the run up to the Cranes Vs Harambee Stars tie – David Obua incident?

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