Cranes Beat Ethiopia in Friendly Tie

Brian Majwega battles for the ball with Ethiopia's Walid Atta on Sunday.

Its was yet another entertaining game as Ugandan  Members of Parliament walloped Cabinet Ministers 3 nil in a friendly game played at Namboole stadium as part of the activities to launch the protect the goal AIDS campaign.

Sarah Opendi (R) in action against Muhammad Nsereko.

Sarah Opendi (R) in action against Muhammad Nsereko.

The Executive  led by  Sports minister  Charles Bakabulindi, help Jessica Alupo, viagra dosage Ronald Kibuule, what is ed   J.C. Muyingo and Sarah Opendi among others were left dazzling by skills displayed by the legislators as they beat them left,right and centre.

Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo picked more balls from her goal than she saved.

Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo picked more balls from her goal than she saved.

Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko was the hero of the day for the legislators after netting all the 3 goals for his team as he left Cabinet Ministers’ defence yearning for glasses of water as they sweated litres and litres of water.

Youth Minister kibuule was left exhausted.

Youth Minister Ronald Kibuule was left exhausted.

For the Education and Sports minister Jessica Alupo who in goal for the ministers, the only  task on the day was collecting  balls from her own net as she did this  more times than the saves she made for her team.

The score board was not of any help to the ministers.

The score board was not of any help to the ministers.

The legislators’ team captained by Aruu County MP Odonga Otto always gave hard time for the Ministers who on many times were seen falling after missing the ball as they attracted cheers from the huge crowd at Namboole.



In preparation for their Group E return leg match against Ghana on Saturday at Namboole, prostate Uganda Cranes beat Ethiopia in their friendly game on Sunday.

Cranes striker and captain for the day Geoffrey Massa broke the deadlock a few minutes to recess following a poorly cleared ball by the visitors’ goal keeper after  Moses Oloya’s corner  following   the Pretoria University’s penalty that had been cleared by Ethiopia’s custodian.

The Cranes were at it again in the second half when A.S Vital striker Yunus Ssentamu saw the back of the net a few minutes after recess in the 48th minute taking the game beyond reach before Farouk Miya put the last nail in Ethiopia’s coffin 7 minutes later.

Sserumaga, seek Ssentamu and Massa were at their peak on the day troubling the Ethiopian defence most of the times only to miss a number of goals.

Uganda’s back line of Savio Kabugo, Isaac Isinde was as good as the midfield commanded by Tony Mawejje who always made interceptions as well as delivering killer passes.

The visitors tried threatening the Cranes goal including a 71st right cross that was saved by El Merreikh and former KCCA FC custodian Jamal Salim who came in place of Robert Odongkara.

The Cranes tactician Milutin Sredjovic Micho gave chance to youngsters including Keziron Kizito, Habibu Kavuma, Richard Kassaga and Julius Ntambi to prove to him their worth.

The Cranes will play host to Ghana’s Black Stars in their return leg match in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers.

Uganda is 3rd in Group E having collected 4 points from 4 games whereas Ghana and Togo are first and second with 8 and 6 points respectively.


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