CHAN: Cranes beats Sudan 4-0, qualifies


Cranes players perform dance of destiny

Uganda Cranes has sealed a slot to the finals of the Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) Rwanda 2016 after overcoming the Sudan Falcons 2-0 on Sunday at the Khartoum International stadium.

Uganda’s goals on the day were scored by Caeser Okhuti and team captain, Faruku Miya towards the end of the first half.

The Cranes thus qualify on a 4-0 aggregate victory.

Head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic speaking to 102.1 FUFA f.m after the game said: “We are grateful for this victory. We have now made it three in a row. Our focus remains on the CHAN finals in Rwanda in January 2016.”

Sudan’s best chance fell to Seif Ali who hit the post during the start of the second half.

Midfielder, Ivan Ntege was the only Uganda Cranes player booked in the game.

“We followed the instructions according to the plans set by the technical team. Team work helped us win,” Ceaser Okhuti said in an interview on 102.1 FUFA f.m.

Each of the triumphant team members was promised a winning bonus of $1000 per player by the FUFA President, Eng Moses Magogo.

The team was also promised $1000 by goal keeper, Salim Jamal, who plays professional football in Sudan with El Merriekh football club

The team returns on Monday at 1 p.m.

Line Up:

Uganda Cranes XI:

James Alitho (GK), Denis Okot, Joseph Ochaya , Shafiq Bakaki, Ayub Kiiza, Ivan Ntege, Bernard Muwanga, Erisa Sekisambu, Muzamir Mutyaba, Ceasar Okhuti and Faruku Miya (Captain)

Substitutes made:

Ayub Kizza was replaced by Isaac Muleme, Muzamir Mutyaba was replaced by Kezironi Kizito and Erisa Ssekisambu was replaced by Frank Kalanda

Subs Not Used:

Mathias Kigonya (GK), Ibrahim Kiyemba, John Semazzi, Tony Odur.


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