August 26, 2013

Sserunkuma doubtful for Botswana Uganda friendly

SEPTEMBER 7

Senegal vs. Uganda

Uganda and Gor Mahia striker Daniel Sserunkuma who was expected to be part of the Ugandan team that will face Botswana in an international friendly on August 31st is a major doubt.

Dan Sserunkuma
Dan Sserunkuma

According to Cranes boss Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic the forward who netted one of the goals in a 2-2 draw against arch-rivals AFC Leopards at the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday afternoon might not be able to make the trip to South Africa on Thursday due to club engagements.

“I have been in touch with his agent and my good friend Bobby (former Uganda coach Robert Williamson now at Gor) but it seems the club will not let him join us because they are fight for the league title,” Micho told RED Pepper Online Monday morning.

“It would have been easier if the friendly was on a FIFA stipulated date but unfortunate it’s not.” He added

“But we hope he will make it.”

Great comeback

The star,who had a failed move to Armenia last month after a communication breakdown with his Kenyan club on Sunday, came to the rescue after his team was two goals down.

Sserunkuma, who was the MVP for the Kenyan League last season and finished second top scorer, netted in the 61st minute after Innocent Mutiso’s header had hit the crossbar and bounced back.

The Ugandan target man made no mistake finding the net.

Noah Wafula had given AFC leopards the lead after some sloppy defending by the Gor Mahia back-line.

On resumption, Paul Were gave the AFC Leopards team a 2-0 lead in the 51st minute.

Defender David Owino saved the table leaders with an 85th minute equalizer after latching on to the ball from a Kevin Omondi free kick.

“I am happy to be back scoring for Gor Mahia against rivals Leopards,” said Sserunkuma,

Former Uganda Cranes coach Robert ‘Bobby’ Williamson, now in-charge of Gor Mahia, said it was a fair result since they chased from two goals down.

“We had our chances to score early in the game, but conceding twice meant that we had to fight harder,” he said.

After 21 games played, Gor Mahia, who also have Ugandan defenders Israel Emuge and Ivan Anguyo, lead the log with 41 points, while army side Ulinzi are second with 33 points and AFC Leopards are third on 32 points.

Sserunkuma is unlikely to make the Botswana trip
Sserunkuma is unlikely to make the Botswana trip
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