PHOTOS: Uganda Cranes Tame Angola


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Uganda threatened early in the game with efforts through Cyprus based forward Geoffrey Massa and Moses Oloya but were both denied by Angola goalkeeper Hugo Marques.

Angola captain Guilherme Afonso sandwiched by Uganda captain Andy Mwesigwa and Tony Mawejje

The first half ended goalless with the hosts missing many scoring opportunities, only for the visitors to take the lead early in the second half.

We Won ..

Hardworking Angola centre-back Ricardo Estevas Job curved the ball past Uganda’s goalkeeper Robert Odongkara to make it 1-0. The Cranes went on the back-foot as the Angola team dominated play.

Hamis Kiiza up against Angolan opposition

The clock ticking with only a mere 11 minutes to full time Emmanuel Okwi who had struggled all week with naggling knee and ankle injuries scored a beautiful equaliser for the home side with delightful in-swing that the goalkeeper misjudged to send the stadia in a roar

Angola’s Bartolomeu Quissanga and Tony Mawejje battle for ball possesion

After bringing on the fresh legs of Robert Ssentongo and Hamis Kiiza, Uganda pushed for a winner.

Iceland based midfield ace Tony Mawejje, who also scored in the 1-0 win over Liberia last weekend, netted a late winner in the 86th minute moments after Angola defender Fabricio Matuta had been sent-off.

Uganda Cranes lines-up against Angola’s Sable Gaint Antelopes at Namboole Stadium

“This is a very sweet win,” Cranes skipper Andrew Mwesigwa told reporters after the match.

The moments that followed were all celebration in the pitch as fans danced all the way after their team had done them proud with a great comeback.

On-song Cranes Midfielder Tony Mawejje maintains possesion against Angolas’s Amando Da Costa and skipper Guilherme Afonso

Well Done Son.. Micho tells Ema Okwi after the victory


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