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Uganda Cranes in practice match with SC Villa as Ochaya reports for training 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier:

Thursday 31st August 2017: Uganda Cranes Vs Egypt Pharaohs

Mandela National Stadium,Namboole (4pm)

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Practice Match: Uganda Cranes 0-0 SC Villa

The Uganda Cranes intensified preparations for the do or die 2018 FIFA World Russia qualifier match against Egypt with a practice match against  Azam Uganda Premier League club, SC Villa.

The match ended in a goalless draw at Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

This practice match was the first session for Zambian based left back Joseph Ochaya, who turns out for Lusaka Dynamos.

In his interview with, Ochaya said that he is sent to face the Pharaohs on Thursday 31st August 2017 at Namboole.

Joseph Ochaya in action against SC Villa, shortly after arrival

“When I recall my goal which was canceled at AFCON 2017 in Gabon, I get more motivated to face the Egyptians. Their late winner hurt us like injured lions and therefore it’s our time to roar” vowed Ochaya

Ochaya calls upon Ugandans to come in big numbers to cheer the Cranes on match day against Egypt.

Nelson Senkatuka in action against SC Villa on Thursday evening

Meanwhile, the team travels on Friday morning to the North Eastern Region  at Bukedea for the Uganda Cranes Regional tour.

The regional tours are jointly funded by national team main sponsor Airtel Uganda Limited and partners Nile Breweries Limited.

Uganda Cranes XI vs SC Villa

Benjamin Ochan (GK), Iguma Denis ( Nicholas Wadada), Isaac Muleme, Awanyi Timothy, Muwanga Bernard, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Moses Waiswa (Muzamir Mutyaba), Paul Mucureezi (Tom Masiko), Shafic Kagimu (Joseph Ochaya), Nelson Ssenkatuuka (Derrick Nsibambi) and Milton Kariisa.

Unused players: Ismael Watenga and Saidi Keni

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