Gambia holds Cranes 1-1


Uganda Cranes have played to a one all draw with the visiting Gambia national team, The Scorpions at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium on Heroes day.

Uganda opened the scoring with second half substitute, Robert Sentongo, who replaced Yunus Sentamu at the start of the second half scoring the opener with a great headed effort past goal keeper, Jobe Modou in the 61st minute of the game.

Sentongo’s goal was assisted by fellow second half substitute, Brian Umony who plays for Ethiopian league champions, St George Football Club.

Omar Jagne, a substitute player for the visitors grabbed the equalizer after defender Shafik Bakaki, who had replaced Farouk Miya hesitated to clear the ball out of danger.

Uganda’s head coach, Micho used the friendly game as build up to the AFCON 2017 group D qualifier with Botswana, still at Namboole.

Meanwhile, the visitors from Gambia are preparing for their own away tie to South Africa in the same AFCON 2017 qualification campaign.

The international build up game was handled by Uganda’s FIFA Senior referee Denis Batte, who replaced Rajab Bakasambe who had earlier been assigned the job.

Batte was assisted by Hussein Bugembe (Assistant referee 1), Ronald Katenya (Assistant referee 2) and  Ssali Mashood as the 4th official.

Mike Letti handled the international build up game as the Match Commissioner

Cranes Line Up:

Uganda Cranes XI:
Denis Onyango,Denis Iguma, Alex Kakuba, Isaac Isinde, Richard Kasaga,Derrick Tekkwo, Aucho Khalid,Faruku Miya,Geofrey Massa,Yunus Sentamu,Brian Majwega


Robert Odongkara For Denis Onyango, Yasser Mugerwa For Derrick Tekkwo, Brian Umony For Yunus Sentamu, Robert Sentongo For Brian Majwega, Shafik Bakaki For Farouk Miya and Boban Zirintusa For Geofrey Massa

Unused Sub: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda

Gambia XI:

Jobe  Modou (G.K), Mustapha Carayul, Barrow Modou, Sanna Nyassi, Sulayman Marreh, Mutarr Nyang, Ibou Omar Touray, Bubacarr Sannen, Koli Ousman, Dauda Ngum, Hamza Barry

Subs Used:

Christopher Allen (G.K),  Pa Madou Ejagne,Assan Ceasay, Demba Sawege, Abdu Jammeh, Omar Jagne

Un-used Subs: Par Dibba, Mori Koli, Sam Meachel Jammel and Yusupha Njie,


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