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Uganda, Azam FC Friendly Ends in a Stalemate

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Uganda takes on Rwanda this Saturday at St. Mary's stadium Kitende

Uganda Cranes are in high preparations ahead of the crunch Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifier against Rwanda.

With just a few days to the first leg in Kampala, the Cranes interim coaches, Fred Kajjoba and Moses Basena  are doing the final touches to have a perfect team come Sunday.

On Tuesday, the team tested their credentials with a trial match against Tanzanian giants Azam FC who are in Uganda for a 10 day camp.

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The game played at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende ended in a two all draw with the Cranes coming back on two occasions to salvage a point.

The cranes dominated proceedings especially in the opening 30 minutes but failed to find the cutting edge on many occasions.

Nelson Ssenkatuka and Shafik Kagimu were culpable on the day squandering the chances they got.

With the game headed for the mandatory break, Azam FC took the lead through Junior Waziri in the 43rd minute.

Waziri beat his marker Bernard Muwanga before slotting home at the near post past goalkeeper Ismail Watenga.

However seven minutes after recess, Uganda cranes levelled matters through roving fullback Nicholas Wadada.

With several changes to the team, the game remained balanced but Azam FC once again regained their lead through Joseph Kimwaga who powered in a thunderbolt past Benjamin Ochan.

However, the Cranes once again levelled the scores this time Muzamir Mutyaba registering his name on the score sheet.

Mutyaba stepped up to convert a penalty after Mohammad Shaban had been fouled inside the box.

Team Line ups.

Uganda Cranes XI: Isma Watenga (G.K), Nico Wadada Wakiro (C), John Adriko, Savio Kabugo, Bernard Muwanga, Deus Bukenya, Erisa Ssekisambu, Shafiq Kagimu, Nelson Senkatuka(35’ Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye), Paul Mucureezi and Milton Karisa.

Second Half team: Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Paul Musamali, Rashid Toha, Bernard Muwanga (70’ Tom Masiko), Moses Waiswa, Milton Karisa (70’ Simon Sserunkuma), Muzamiru Mutyaba, Derrick Nsibambi, Shafiq Kagimu (70’ Shaban Muhammed)

Azam XI: Razak Albalora (G.K), Daniel Amoah, Bruce Kangwa, Aggrey Morris, Yakubu Muhammed, Himid Mao (Captain), Salmin Hoza (56’ Masoud Abdallah), Salum Abubaker, Frank Domayo, Yahya Zayd (63’ Yahaya Muhammed) and Junior Waziri.

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