Uganda 1-0 Seychelles: Cranes Unconvincing In Narrow Win

International Build Up Game

Uganda 1 – 0 Seychelles


Uganda Cranes recorded an unimpressive win over visitors  Seychelles in a friendly game played at the KCCA Stadium in Lugogo today evening and practically test their resolute in beating African Nations Cup 2015 qualifier opponents Mauritania on July 19th at Namboole Stadium.

Youngster Farouk Miya scored his fourth Uganda goal in as many starts.
Youngster Farouk Miya scored his fourth Uganda goal in as many starts.

A first half Farouq Miya goal ensured victory. The on form has scored from a header in a match being played in mild drizzles.

Miya connected a well delivered crossed effort  from Richard Kassaga on the left in the 27th minute. The teenager had missed a penalty moments earlier.

The visitors equipped themselves well, looking particularly dangerous in the second half and will count themselves extremely unlucky to come away with nothing.

Coach Micho fielded an attacking 4-3-3 formation with Brian Majwega reverting to his more natural position on the left wing after an unconvincing stint sitting just behind Brian Omony against the same team in Thursday’s closed friendly. Goalkeeper Robert Odongkara was also back in the starting line up, Joseph Ochaya was also back starting on the left side of a three man midfield that also included Ivan Ntege, who was tasked with handling the tricky Seychelles midfielders, who were too troublesome

The most notable absence for Ugandan fans was that of Emma Okwi, who along with Aucho Khalid was suspended after picking up a yellow card against Madagascar.

This has been the first of the Uganda team international friendly game with the second one coming on Tuesday against Malawi at Namboole Stadium.

Seychelles too, like Uganda is preparing for an AFCON qualifier. The winner over the two legs will join Ghana,  Togo and Guinea in the last phase of the qualifiers.

How Uganda Started the game:

Robert Odongkara (Goal keeper), Dennis Iguma, Isaac Isinde, Savio Kabugo, Richard Kassaga, Joseph Ochaya, Ivan Ntege, Farouq Miya, Allan Kyambadde, Brian Majwega and  Hamis ‘Diego’ Kizza.

Cranes Second half Changes:

Yunus Sentamu, Muzamiru Mutyaba, William Wadri, Nicolas Wadada and Murushid Jjuuko

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