Cranes see off Zebras

Zebras face an uphill battle after going down 2- 0 against Uganda in the first game of the AFCON qualifiers
Zebras face an uphill battle after going down 2- 0 against Uganda in the first game of the AFCON qualifiers

Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony scored two second half goals as Uganda opened their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification with a 2-0 victory over Botswana at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Saturday.

The win temporarily moved the Cranes top of Group D with three points before Burkina Faso also overcame Comoros 2-0 later that day. But it is William Kizito Luwagga who dictated proceedings at Namboole after Uganda endured a frustrating first 45 minutes.

With just under 30,000 spectators at the 40,000-capacity stadium, pressure was on the hosts to get it going. Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic started with Dennis Onyango in goal, Dennis Guma at rightback and Brian Majwega at leftback. Isaac Isinde and Richard Kassaga completed the back four.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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