Uganda Cranes 0 — 1 Zambia
Uganda Cranes fell 1-0 to Zambia Chipolopolo Stars on Tuesday during the international build up match at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.
Chisamba Lungu scored the lone goal on the day in the first half of the well balanced game handed by FIFA Referee Dennis Batte.
Uganda Cranes created several goal scoring opportunities with great positional awareness at the back line, two signs that spell hope of an improved performance come Saturday.
There were debuts to Shafiq Batambuze and Shaban Muhammed, marking a start of the long trek in their otherwise promising careers.
The match was watched by the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, State minister of sports, Hon. Charles Bakabulindi,FUFA secretariat staff and a few passionate fans.
Team Line up
Uganda Cranes XI:
Robert Odongkara, Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Ochaya , Murushid Juuko, Isaac Isinde, Khalid Aucho, Moses Oloya, Tonny Mawejje, Geoffrey Massa (Captain), William Luwagga Kizito, Godfrey Walusimbi
Muhammed Shaban – On, William Luwagga Kizito – Out
Denis Iguma – On, Nicholas Wadada – Out
Faruku Miya – On, Godfrey Walusimbi – Out
Geofrey Sserunkuma – On, Tonny Mawejje Out
Muzamiru Mutyaba – On, Geofrey Massa – Out
Shafiq Batambuze – On, Isaac Isinde Out
Subs Not Used:
Salim Jamal, Benjamin Ochan, Timothy Awanyi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Yassar Mugerwa