Cranes beat Comoros in Afcon qualifier


The goal was scored by Tony Mawejje

Uganda has defeated Comoros 1-0 away in the group D AFCON 2017 qualification encounter.

Midfielder, Tonny Mawejje scored the only goal of the day in the 22nd minute that the team gallantly defended for the remaining minutes of the game.

In the second half, Dennis Onyango raised to the occasion to save a penalty from the home side.

Micho completed the three changes. Ivan Ntege replaced Brian Umony in the first change of the game.

Joseph Ochaya replaced Farouk Miya before William Luwagga Kizito paved way for Yunus Sentamu with less than 5 minutes of the game to play.

Ntege was later cautioned for a foul on an opponent, minutes after his introduction.

Uganda now leads group D with the second fixture in the same group between Burkina Faso and Botswana yet to come later today.

Uganda Cranes Team Line up – XI:

Denis Onyango (Goal Keeper), Denis Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Jjuuko, Khalid Aucho, Tonny Mawejje, William Luwagga Kizito, Farouk Miya, Brian Umony and Geoffrey Massa (Captain)


Robert Odongkara (Goal Keeper), Yassar Mugerwa, Ivan Ntege, Joseph Ochaya, Muzamir Mutyaba, Richard Kasagga and Yunus Sentamu.

Comoros Starting XI:

Salim Ben Boina (GK), Chaker Alhadhur, Salim Mramboini, Rachid Ibrahim, Ali M’madi, Mchangama Youssouf, Kassima Ahamada, Kombo Ahamadi, Youssouf Mohamed ou Maelé, Chamed Nasser, Nadjim Abdou (C)


Djamaldine, Nakim Youssoufa, Ahmed Mogni, Mchangama Mohamed, Velonjara Salim, Faouz Faidine Yacin Saandi

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