September 7, 2013

As It Happened: SENEGAL 1-0 UGANDA

Uganda have to win the match against Senegal in order to progress.
Uganda have to win the match against Senegal in order to progress.

 

RP:Great evening dear RED Pepper family.  Welcome to our live coverage of Uganda Cranes’ do-or-die Group J game that will decide who tops the group and ultimately moves on to the final qualifying round.

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RP: Uganda skipper Mwesigwa told us that  although the Cranes have been unfortunate not to qualify for the last two Afcon events, he hopes they are luckier this time against Senegal and advance to the Africa zones’ last phase of the World Cup qualifiers.

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Uganda vs Senegal
Uganda vs Senegal at Namboole in the first leg

RP: Uganda are still looking for their first ever victory over the Lions of Teranga having drawn two of their last three clashes – all at home – and Senegal taking the other 3-0 in Dakar.

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RP: Uganda coach Micho gives KCC winger Brian Majwega and Hamis Kiiza dream starts against the Terenga Lions of Senegal

#Cranes starting 11: R Odongkara, D Guma, G Walusimbi, I Isinde, A Mwesigwa, H Wasswa, T Mawejje, G Kizito, B Majwega, H Kiiza, E Okwi.

#Senegal line-up: Bouna, Lamine Sané, Kouyate, Lamine Gassama, Pape Ndiaye, Diame, Gueye Gana, Saivet Henry, Man Sadio, Diouf Mame, M Sow

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RP: Senegal have scored more (eight against Uganda’s five) and conceded fewer goals (four against Uganda’s five) than any other side in Group J.

Of Senegal’s eight goals, four were scored away (Liberia, Uganda, Angola) and one at a neutral ground against Angola in Conakry, and they have conceded in every game bar in the 2-0 victory away in Liberia.

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Uganda captain Andrew Mwesigwa
Uganda captain Andrew Mwesigwa

RP: Four of Uganda’s five goals have been scored at home, with Emmanuel Okwi’s in the 1-1 draw in Angola the only away goal, while the Cranes have conceded three on their last two WC visits, including a 2-0 defeat in Liberia.

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OTHER RESULTS: Gambia 2 Tanzania 0, Sierra Leone 3 Equatorial Guinea 2, Ivory Coast 1 Morocco 1, Ghana 2 Zambia 1, Burkina Faso 1 Gabon 0, Niger 2 Congo 2, Nigeria 2 Malawi 0

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2014 WC QUALIFIERS

Group J

P W D L F A Pts

Senegal 5 2 3 0 8 4 9

Uganda 5 2 2 1 5 5 8

Angola 5 0 4 1 4 5 4

Liberia 5 1 1 3 3 6 4

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RP: Hassan Wasswa, Geoffrey Kizito and Tonny Mawejje need to stop West Ham’s Mouhamed Diamé and SK Bramm’s Stéphane Badji

West Ham’s Mouhamed Diamé
West Ham’s Mouhamed Diamé

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Uganda full backs Denis Guma and Godfrey Walusimbi, will have to be at their best to thwart the likes of Moussa Sow (Fenerbahce), Dame Ndoye (Lokomotiv Moscow) and former Manchester United striker Mame Diouf (Hanover).

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SENEGAL SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Bouna Coundoul, Cheikh Ndiaye, Issa Ndiaye

Defenders: Lamine Gassama, Issa Cissokho, Pape Mison Djilobodji, Lamine Sané, Cheikh Kouyaté, Kara Mbodj, Cheikh Mbengue and Pape Ndiaye Souaré.

Midfielders: Mouhamed Diamé, Idrissa Gana Guèye, Salif Sané, Stéphane Badji, Alfred Ndiaye

Strikers: Sadio Mané, Moussa Sow, Dame Ndoye, Mame Birame Diouf, Modou Sougou and Ibrahima Balde.

Sénégal
Sénégal

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Senegal Coach Alain Giresse’s Senegal can progress with just a draw and without Chelsea striker Demba Ba and Newcastle’s Pappis Cisse

Demba Ba
Demba Ba

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RP: National anthems done .. FUFA President Moses Magogo and other dignitaries greeting players

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0:00 The game gets underway.Match handled by South African referee Daniel Bennett

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0:10 Senegal get us underway here and Odongkara has an early touch as the ball is safely headed back to him off Mwesigwa’s head.

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03:10 Isaac Isinde gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Musa Sow . Daime  restarts play with the free kick.

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05:46 Emma Okwi has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net after a deflection. Uganda gets a corner

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05:51 Isaac Isinde just wide from a Brian Majwega corner kick. Uganda gets the first realistic chance at goal

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08:11 Tony Mawejje’s 35m freekick is diverted by the Senegal goalkeper.

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11:14 Jajja Walusimbi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diame. Free kick taken by Lamine Gassama.

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17:50 The offside flag is raised against Mame Diouf but Odongkara had handled well. Odongkara takes the free kick.

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18:14 Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic commanding his troops meters away from his seat.

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About 160 Ugandan fans are here to watch the game, while Senegal have about 600 fans in the Stadium.

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22:37 Unfair challenge on Jaja Walusimbi by Pape Ndaiye results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Mwesigwa.

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24:15 Uganda’s skipper Andrew Mwesigwa not looking so comfortable. He passed a late medical test for the game. Both teams trying to posses and pass the ball around.

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25:50 Isinde is yellow carded after bringing down Mame Diouf down-right. Saivet Henry’s freekick goes harmless across goal.

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28: 40 Cranes starting to get their feel and pushing the Senegal defense deep. Emma Okwi handles the ball just outside Senegal’s 18-box area.

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32:10 Striker Hamis Kiiiza gets back for defensive work occasionally. Throw-in for Uganda.

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36:46 Straight red-card for Uganda left back Godfrey Walusimbi who scored  the equaliser against Senegal in Namboole.

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37:01

 Godfrey Walusimbi (Uganda) is sent off.
Godfrey Walusimbi (Uganda) is sent off.

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40:12 Senegal trying to attack in numbers. Cranes defender Denis Iguma cleared a goal bound shot.

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42:19 Uganda Cranes players all fall back behind to defend with a man less after Walusimbi’s red card. Still 0:0

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45:20 Ugandan fans go silent as Senegal possess the ball with ease.

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45:70 The referee calls an end to the first half.

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45:01 The referee gets the second half started.

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47:01 Martin Mutumba, to support isolated Okwi, and Ghana based left-back Ochaya – to fill in at leftback, warming. Majwega and Hamis likely victims.

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48:19  Despite the red card to Walusimbi, the Cranes’ players have regrouped well … Hamis Kiiza with a beautiful turn and is deflected tby Senegal keeper Buana for a corner kick.

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51:00 The ball is sent over by Odongkara after an untimely push-on by former Manchester United striker Mame Diouf.

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153:11 CHANCE! Kizza fashions out a glorious chance but is thwarted twice. A long ball from Iguma is miscontrolled initially by the dimunitive forward but he finds his bearing to control on the second time asking and swivels to shoot from point blank rang.

Hamis Kiiza  is giving the Senegalese backline headace
Hamis Kiiza is giving the Senegalese backline headace

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58:53 Uganda have given a better account than the shadow-chasing in Kampala. But Walusimbi red could undo them.

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SUB: Ochaya comes on in place of  Baba  Kizito.

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63:54 A 10-man Uganda Cranes side holding on against the 2002 World Cup quarter finalists Senegal.

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66:01 Sow’s long shot is stopped by the woodwork. Uganda is living dangerously here.

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69:11 Emma Okwi fouled by Pape Ndaiye. The ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony Mawejje at the edge of the box. Mutumba getting ready to come on as rightback Denis Iguma begs for medical attention.

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71:34 Uganda’s Iguma is carried off as his teammates prepare to take a free kick.

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78:00 Senegal’s  Mame Diouf is carried off for further treatment. Dame Ndoye replaces him.

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80:01 Hamis Kiiza leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Kayongo Mutumba.

Martin Mutumba on for the next 10 minutes to make a difference for Uganda
Martin Mutumba on for the next 10 minutes to make a difference for Uganda

84:07 GOAL ALERT for Senegal Sadio Mane (Senegal) slots the ball left footed into the goal.

SENEGAL 1:0 UGANDA

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89:01 Senegal Substitution: Salif Sane replaces Cheikhou Kouyate

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90+01 Senegal fans going wild in the Stadium.

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90+3 Alain Giresse makes the final change to run the clock down and finally the travelling Senegalese fans have something to cheer.

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90+4 Full Time The referee brings the game to a close. From the RED Pepper team in Marrakech, it’s been nice having you. 10-man Cranes gave their best!

FULLTIME: Senegal 1 Uganda Cranes 0

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