• November 25, 2023


KCCA forward Rogers Mato was the only difference when Uganda was overcoming Tanzania 0-1 on 28th March at Benjamin Mpaka stadium.

Rogers Mato fired the home side in the 90th minute thanks to Farouk Miya’s splitting pass.

Uganda Cranes head coach Micho Sredjovic had four changes in the starting X1 from the last one that started in Ismailia, the line up had more of attacking players as Micho was eager for maximum points.

The new entrants in the starting X1 include Bobosi Byaruhanga, Isma Mugulusi, Timothy Awany and Richard Basangwa.

Uganda came into the game eager for maximum points though the eagerness wasn’t reflected on the football pitch with Tanzania being the better side.

Salim Jamal had to be on his best to deny Simon Msuva a goal in the first half.

Micho’s packed defence of Timothy Awany, Halid Lwaliwa, Aziz Kayondo and Kenneth Ssemakula had to fight hard to stop Simon Msuva, Mbwana Samata and Abdul Suleiman who were lively throughout the game.

Despite being tactically poor in the first round in Ismailia, Micho looked good in Dar es Salaam with all his substitutes being offensive and this paid off.

A win left Uganda Cranes in the 3rd place with 4 points level with Tanzania who are second.

Algeria tops with 12 points while Niger comes last with only 2 points.

Uganda wil continue second position hunt in June with a home game against Algeria and away game to Niger.

Uganda Cranes starting X1:

Salim Jamal Magoola (GK), Abdul Aziz Kayondo, Kenneth Ssemakula, Halid Lwaliwa, Timothy Awany, Khalid Aucho, Bobosi Byaruhanga ( Miya 88′), Isma Mugulusi (Steven Mukwala 88′), Joseph Ochaya (Travis Mutyaba 75′), Richard Basangwa (Fahad Bayo 63′), Emmanuel Okwi ( Rogers Mato 63′).

Tanzania starting X1

Aishi Manula (GK), Mohammed Hussein, Novatus Miroshi, Ibrahim Abdallah, Job Dickson, Mzamiru Yassin, Hamid Mao, Mudathir Yahya, Simon Msuva, Abdul Hamisi Suleiman, Mbwana Samata.


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