Cranes eject Togo in World Cup qualifier


Uganda Cranes staged a wonderful home performance winning 3-0 over Togo in the return leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup second round qualifier played at Nelson Mandela national stadium in Kampala.

Team captain, Geofrey Massa opened the scoring for the Cranes before a brace from Vipers SC star player Faruku Miya capped a memorable first half display from Uganda. Miya is also a strong contender for the Airtel FUFA Male player of the year award.

Despite an early first half injury to midfielder Aucho Khalid, who was later replaced by Geofrey Kizito, Uganda remained the most dangerous side for a long spell of the game.

Massa, Mawejje and Miya would have easily destroyed the visitors had the scoring opportunities created found the break through.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who was invited as chief guest for the match was represented by the Vice president, Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi.

In the second half, the head coach, Milutin Sredojevic replaced William Luwagga Kizito with Brian Umony before Godfrey Walusimbi paved way for the industrious Moses Oloya.

Uganda now progresses to the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers without conceding a goal after netting four times over two legs.

Current FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo and the Honorary FUFA President, Lawrence Mulindwa were among the fans and officials that watched Uganda Cranes clean sweep over Togo.

Uganda Cranes XI:
Dennis Onyango (GK), Iguma Dennis, Joseph Ochaya, Murushidi Juuko, Isaac Isinde, Aucho Khalidi, Tonny Mawejje, William Luwaga Kizito, Miya Farouk, Geoffrey Massa (Capt), Godfrey Walusimbi.

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