Fahad Bayo’s lone goal helped the Cranes to sail past the Amavubi stars in a mouth-watering clash played at Nyamirambo stadium in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday evening. This was Uganda’s first win in the world Cup qualifiers.
Uganda Cranes depart for Kigali aboard this evening ahead of their clash with Amavubi stars on Oct 7th 2021 at Nyamirambo stadium. The team received a boost with the arrival of Timothy Denis Awany, Fahad Bayo and Mustafa Kizza who joined the camp at Cranes paradise hotel in Kisaasi.
Emmanuel Okwi is the current team captain of the National Senior team after succeeding former skipper Denis Onyango. The striker was part of Uganda Cranes in its first two games against Mali and Kenya respectively, Now according to reports, the striker apparently does not have a club.
“Mubiru had changed our game, he had given us the right picture although we had not started getting the results our playing style was adored all over. I was not happy when they completely eliminated coach Mubiru at least they would have retained him as the assistant coach if they are to rebuild the team,” Ssimbwa said.
Uganda Cranes defensive midfielder Khalid Aucho had a busy time blocking attacks ignited by Mali’s Adama Traore in the opening half, although the two sides started off with no big threats at either opponent’s goal.
Uganda Cranes will miss the services of midfielder Tadeo Lwanga and Egypt based winger, Abdul Lumala, in their clash against Kenya’s Harambe Stars in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers scheduled for September 2, 2021.
“He went out of camp but he never asked permission from authorities, if you are to get out of the bubble you must ask for permission from team manager, Geoffrey Massa or head coach Micho, there is high competition amongst the players you can’t make that mistake,” Isabirye said.
Micho returns to Uganda for the second time after leaving in 2017.
He is remembered for taking back Uganda to the African Cup of Nations after close to three decades. Micho drove Uganda to the 2017 Afcon.