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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Uganda Men's National Soccer Team News

September 5, 2015 - Tonny Mawejje scores in win over Comoros
"Team work was at play as Uganda earned a crucial 1-0 victory over Comoros in the AFCON 2017 qualifiers at the Mitsasouli stadium. Newly signed Tonny Mawejje from Thróttur Reykjavík F.C in the Iceland premier league scored the lone strike in the opening half of the game, 8 minutes to the half hour mark. Mawejje, returning to the national team after an eight month lull scored off Brian Umony’s crossed ball that eluded William Luwagga Kizito." - Kawowo

July 5, 2015 - Keziron Kizito scores advancing equalizer in draw with Tanzania
"Uganda came from behind to hold visiting Tanzania 1-1 in Kampala on Saturday to confirm their places at the final lap.... John Bocco gave the Taifa Stars a 57th minute lead from the spot before midfielder Keziron Kizito leveled for the Cranes eight minutes from time. Uganda advanced 4-1 on aggregate." - CAF

June 20, 2015 - Erisa Sekisambu scores brace in win over Tanzania
"Uganda took a big step toward the next round of qualification for the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with a 3-0 win away to Tanzania on Saturday evening. The result of the preliminary round tie in the Central East Zone sees Uganda on the verge of progressing into the next round. The Cranes opened the scoring in the 37th minute through Erisa Sekisambu, who went on to double their advantage in the 65th minute. Uganda completed the scoring in the 89th minute when Faruku Miya made it 3-0." - African Football

June 12, 2015 - Geoffrey Massa & Brian Umonyscore in win over Botswana
"Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony combined to ensure Uganda Cranes register a winning start to their 2017 Nations Cup qualifier at Namboole Stadium. The two strikers fed off man-of-the-match Luwagga Kizito’s industrious play in the second half to dispatch a poor Botswana side that struggled to find its footing on the wet surface at Namboole." - New Vision

March 25, 2015 - Miya Farouk scores in win over Nigeria
"Uganda stunned three-time African champions, Nigeria 1-0 in an international friendly decided at the Akwa Ibom international stadium, Uyo on Wednesday. Miya Farouk was the unlikely hero for the Cranes as his deflected strike, ten minutes from time gave the East Africans a famous win." - SuperSport

March 20, 2015 - roster named for Nigeria friendly
  • Goalkeepers: Onyango Denis (Mamelodi Sundowns-South Africa), Odonkara Robert (St. George FC-Ethiopia), Jamal Salim (El Merreikh-Sudan), Watenga Isma (Vipers FC -Uganda).
  • Defenders: Isinde Isaac (St. George- Ethiopia), Jjuko Murushid (Simba Sc-Tanzania), Kassaga Richard (Salam Zgharta-Lebanon), Nsubuga Joseph (Bright Stars -Uganda), Kiyemba Ibrahim (Lweza Fc-Uganda), Bakaki Shafiq (Express Fc-Uganda), Kakuba Alex (Estoril Praia-Portugal), Walusimbi Godfrey (Gor Mahia- Kenya)
  • Midfielders: Iguma Denis (Al Ahed- Lebanon), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia -Kenya), Kizito Keziron (Vipers FC-Uganda), Tekwo Derrick (Kira Young), Azira Mike (Seattle Sounders-US), Chrizestom Ntambi (Sc Villa-Uganda), Majwega Brian (Azam FC- Tanzania), Luwagga William Kizito (Sporting Covilha -Portugal), Miya Farouk (Vipers FC- Uganda)
  • Strikers: Massa Geoffrey (Pretoria University -South Africa), Umony Brian (Saint George FC-Ethiopia), Ssentongo Robert (URA FC-Uganda), Edema Patrick (Beira Mar-Portugal)
November 15, 2014 - Savio Kabugo scores in 1-0 win over Ghana 
"Uganda stunned Ghana at Namboole Stadium with a crucial win that revived an Africa Nations Cup campaign that had started to crumble. The Black Stars came into Saturday’s clash without their talismanic captain Asamoah Gyan featuring on the squad, but they still exhibited a dominant foreign-based starting lineup which pushed their East African hosts on the very edge of a pulsating encounter. But their dominance suffered a dent early into the game when the Cranes took the lead through youngster Savio Kabugo’s header from a corner kick." - New Vision

November 9, 2014 - Massa, Sentamu & Miya score in win over Ethiopia
"Uganda will go into Saturday's must-win Afcon qualifier against Ghana high on confidence following a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Ethiopia in a friendly played Sunday at Namboole. Geoffrey Massa, fresh from scoring a brace for University of Pretoria in their 3-0 over Ajax Cape Town, netted one and created the second for AS Vita striker Yunus Sentamu. Farouq Miya grabbed the third. Massa's goal was his fifth in his last five home games, while Ssentamu was netting for the first time since introducing himself to the continent in the January/February Chan in South Africa." - Super Sport

September 10, 2014 - Geoffrey Massa scores brace in 2-0 win over Guinea
"The Cranes dispatched a tricky Guinea side, with goals from Massa –both goals a product of class and efficiency... It was not long before Cranes took the lead. Massa, who has now scored four goals in the current campaign, read Luwagga’s cross from the left before helping Cranes to a deserved lead. Although Aucho failed to take advantage of Godfrey Walusimbi’s well-weighted cross in one of Cranes’ few counterattacks, Massa plunged Guinea further into their graveyard with the second after feeding off Kizito’s through pass against the run of play. He beat Guinea’s offside trap, took care of team captain Kamil Zayatte before thumping into the top right corner past Guinea goalkeeper Naby Moussa Yattara." - New Vision

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