Liberia’s Lone Stars Outshine Uganda Cranes In WC Qualifier

Uganda Cranes once again failed to break the away jinx losing 2 - 0 to Liberia on Sunday
Uganda Cranes once again failed to break the away jinx losing 2 – 0 to Liberia on Sunday

Uganda’s hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals were on Sunday dealt a harsh blow after the Cranes lost yet another away game to Liberia’s Lone stars in Monrovia. Liberia scored two goals (the second a long range effort) with no reply from the Cranes.

Wleh scored the first goal in first half for the lone stars and the teams went into the break with the score at 1 – 0 in favor of the hosts. Anthony Laffour who plies his trade with Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa together with Cranes custodian Denis Onyango got the second goal after 10 minutes in the second half, a brilliant long range effort taken from the centre of the pitch.

The sundowns player had promised to put two goals past Onyango and although he tried to fulfill his promise, the score remained 2 – 0 until the end.

Uganda Cranes assistant Coach Jackson Mayanja put the blame on the day’s Egyptian referee who he accused of favoring the home team.

The CECAFA Champions, Cranes now have to win their three remaining games if they to stand any chance of making it to South America next year.

The result leaves the Cranes at the bottom of group J with 2 points. Senegal tops the group with 5 points while Liberia are now second with 4 points. Angola which drew with Senegal 1-1 has 3 points.

6 thoughts on “Liberia’s Lone Stars Outshine Uganda Cranes In WC Qualifier

  1. The absence of Capt Polly Ouma, a master tactician is becoming more apparent. Can management as a matter of urgency reinstate him if the cranes is to advance.

  2. i have never understood the cause of our team failing daily. does it has connection with politics or some thing is wrong some where? just asking

  3. the cause is known, you have two league game at home, they are fighting each other
    at home , what do you think?

  4. The problem is poor planning. FUFA failed to get funding on time. They failed to get at least a friendly before the game and they failed to scout the Liberian team and stadium.

    They knew the schedule at least a year before hand but failed to plan for it.

    Another problem is that Bobby and Mayanja are not proactive enough. They do not keep tabs on the player’s form. They clearly did not follow Liberia’s recent games or news.

    They just assembled a group of guys, run around a little bit and showed up in Liberia.

    Some of the players were even new. How can you bring in new players in a World Cup qualifier, (an away game mind you) without playing a friendly? They keep doing this every single time yet expect different results. That’s insanity!

    Look at how Nigeria rebuilt their national team in 2 years after Keshi came on and eventually won the Afcon. They played friendlies at every turn.

    Now the team has to win all their remaining games by wide margins but FUFA will not scout the Guinea field or try to schedule a friendly their before the Senegal game. Bobby will not follow Senegal until a week before the game. It’s a shame!

  5. I was at the standium, what Jackson Mayanja is saying that the Referee was biased is bullshit. We played so badly, there is no team work—the defense was poor and Onyango wasnt at his best. I am a Ugandan but i dont see us winning any game if we continue playing like this.

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