Uganda Cranes and Ghana Black Stars have played to a goal-less draw at the Tamale Stadium in Northern Ghana.
The Cranes played gallantly from the first minute to the last whistle of FIFA referee El Fadil Mohamed Hussein from Sudan.
There was a half chance for Faruku Miya in the first half after being set up by Nico Wakiro Wadada following a lung bursting run down the right.
Solid team work display and goalie Dennis Onyango’s darling saves kept the Ghanaians silent for the rest of the match.
There were only three yellow cards given out. Nico Wakiro Wadada, Murushid Jjuuko and Aucho Khalid all were booked by the Sudanese FIFA Referee.
The team is now set for the home game against Congo Brazzaville in November 2016.
They return Sunday morning.
Uganda Cranes XI:
Denis Onyango (GK), Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Ochaya, Murushid Juuko, Isaac Isinde, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Tony Mawejje, Moses Oloya, Kizito Luwagga and Faruku Miya.
58’ Geofrey Massa On, Tonny Mawejje Out
61’ Hassan Wasswa Mawanda On, Nico Wakiro Wadada Out
75’ Godfrey Walusimbi On, Moses Oloya Out
Subs Not Used:
Salim Jamal (GK), Benjamin Ochan (GK), Yunus Sentamu, Hamis Kizza, Geoffrey Kizito
Ghana Black Stars XI:
Razak Braimah (G.K), Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, John Boye, Daniel Amartey, Afriyie Acquah, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu, Frank Acheampong, Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan (G.K)
56’ Acquah Afriyea replaced by Emmanuel Agyemang Badu
78’ Frank Acheampong replaced by Jeffrey Schcupp
81’ Christian Atsu replaced by Majeed Waris
Subs Not Used:
Adam Kwarasey (G.K), Richard Ofori, Edwin Gyimah, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Tetteh, Enock Adu Kofi, Gilbert Koomson, Majeed Waris, Thomas Partey, David Accam
Center Referee: El Fadil Mohamed Hussein (Sudan)
1st Assistant Referee: Waleed Ahmed Ali (Sudan)
2nd Assistant Referee: Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim (Sudan)
4th Official: Sabrei Mohamed Fadul