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Uganda Cranes, Kenya share spoils during international friendly match in Nairobi

  • International Friendly Match
  • Kenya Harambee Stars 1-1 Uganda Cranes

Uganda Cranes and Kenya Harambee Stars played to a one-all draw during an electrifying international friendly played at Moi International Stadium, Kasarani on Sunday.

Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, the team skipper on the day scored the first goal of the evening after 22 minutes, with William Luwagga Kizito providing the assist.

The hosts brought the game level through Kenneth Muguna moments after the second half kicked off.

There were no further goals registered for either sides despite attempts to create and score.

Okwi, Tadeo Lwanga (header) and William Luwagga Kizito all had different attempts towards Patrick Matasi in Kenya’s goal posts.

Muzamiru Mutyaba replaced the injured Khalid Aucho mid-way the second and Bright Anukani was a late replacement for Allan Okello.

John Revita drives the ball away from Kenya’s Michael Olunga

The interim Uganda Cranes head coach Abdallah Mubiru, while being interviewed by 102.1 FUFA f.m saluted the fighting spirit and great confidence exhibited by the players in that particular match.

“The players gave their best effort during the game with Kenya. It was also interesting how confident they were in the game with the ball. We continue to build a good team for the CHAN 2020 qualifiers against Burundi” Mubiru noted.

The team returns on Monday morning aboard the Bombardier, Uganda Airlines.

Uganda Cranes XI:

Charles Lukwago (G.K),  Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, Timothy Awanyi, John Revita,   Khalid Aucho (72’ Muzamiru Mutyaba), Taddeo Lwanga,  Allan Kyambadde, Allan Okello (83’ Bright Anukani), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Captain), William Luwagga Kizito

Subs Not Used:

Joel Mutakubwa (G.K), Halid Lwaliwa, Allan Kayiwa, Mustafa Mujjuzi

The captains’ moment with the match officials moments before kick off
Part of the crowd at the Moi International Stadium in Kasarani
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