Cranes’ Player Ratings Against Congo Brazzaville

Joseph Ochaya tries to go past a defender (Photo by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

2018 World Cup Qualifiers
Uganda 1-0 Congo Brazzaville

Uganda earned a hard fought win against Congo Brazzaville in a 2018 World cup qualifier game played on Saturday at Mandela national stadium.

Farouk Miya’s solitary strike in the 18th minute was enough for Uganda cranes to bag all three points and move top of group E ahead of Ghana and Egypt who play on Sunday.

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ChimpSport’s Joel Muyita rates how the cranes’ players performed in the 1-0 victory.

Robert Odongkara (7)
A much improved performance from the game against Zambia on Tuesday. Odongkara stood strong and commanded his area in the absence of Dennis Onyango

Nicholas Wadada (7.5)

One of the best performers of the day. The roving full back balanced both offence and defence making several interceptions while also offering support to the attackers.

Joseph Ochaya (7)
He completely shut out Jordan Massengo while also linking well to the midfield and overlapping whenever Cranes were in possession.

Jjuko Murushid (5)
Murushid was on the pitch for just 11 minutes before he got injured after going in an aerial duel with Dore Fefebory and was replaced by William Luwagga Kizito. But for the minutes he was on the field he kept the lanky Dore at bay.

Issac Isinde (6.5)
Despite his height, stomach Isinde always won aerial duels against a tall Fefebory and remained calm and composed clearing the ball out of danger when required.

Khalid Aucho (7)
Worked tirelessly as always and had a superior game reading always intercepting many of the Congo Brazzaville attacks hence providing cover to the defence.

Hassan Wasswa (7)
Initially started as a midfielder but was forced to drop back to central defence when Jjuko Murushid got injured and he performed excellently.

Tonny Mawejje (5)
A poor display from Mawejje, he lost possession on several occasions and had a number of blind passes which prompted Micho to withdraw him for Azira Mike.

Geoffrey Massa (5)
The cranes skipper is struggling for form and it was evident in today’s game struggling to lead the line and missed a clear chance in 53rd minute.

Miya Farouk (9)
Without a doubt, Miya was man of the match keeping the Congo Brazzaville defence on tenter hooks. Miya got the solitary strike that helped Uganda claim all three points.

Farouk Miya scores the lone goal

Farouk Miya scores the lone goal

Moses Oloya (6)
Oloya’s performance was modest. He blew hot and cold throughout the game until he was later withdrawn for Godfrey Walusimbi in the 80th minute.


Michael Azira (6)
Hardworking and added more cover to the defence when Congo Brazzaville were attacking for the equaliser. However, he was a bit nervous in the first minutes after coming on.

Kizito William Luwagga (5)
Luwagga is one of the most talented players in the cranes team but he has developed a bad habit of over carrying the ball. There was a chance for Uganda to double the lead in the 25th minute after a counter attack but Luwagga was selfish with Miya unmarked on the far end.

Godfrey Walusimbi (6)
He was on the pitch for the last 10 minutes and he paid off dividends offering defensive support to Joseph Ochaya.


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