Classical Cranes Hold Senegal, Walusimbi Shines


troche geneva; font-size: small;”>Senegal skipper Papiss Demba Cisse had put the Lions of Teranga ahead in the 37th minute but a late surge from the Cranes ensured they went to two points after two Group J games.

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order geneva; font-size: small;”>Uganda now trail Senegal by two points in the race to Brazil in two years time, with Angola on one and Liberia, on none.

The visitors dominated the entire game and the Cranes will be happy with a point.

Bobby Williamson’s were on the back foot for the better part of the game and on several occasions had goalkeeper Denis Onyango coming on their desperate rescue.

Cisse should have scored at least two while Mane Sadio, Camara Souleymane and Ndoye Dame all wasted glorious chances.

Uganda also lost skipper Andy Mwesigwa midway the second half through a suspected groin injury he picked while attempting to stop Sadio.

Senegal went ahead when Ndoye beat Simeon Masaba on the left and his low cross was gladly tapped in by Cisse on 37 minutes.

The Cranes, after surviving numerous raids, put up a late surge inspired by substitute Geoffrey Massa.

With the clock ticking away, Massa received a pass on the right flank, attempted to beat his man as he advanced into the area but Sane Ludovic could not let him pass, pulling him down to the ground.

The referee pointed to the spot and leftback, Walusimbi, stepped forward to send Ousmane the wrong way and over 30,000 fans into ecstasy.


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