TOTAL CHAN 2018: Uganda Cranes finish third after holding Cote D’Ivoire

Action from the Uganda – Cote D’Ivoire match on Monday night

Uganda Cranes and Cote D’Ivoire played to a goal-less draw during the final group B match played at Marrakech stadium on Monday night.

The starting team named by head coach Sebastien Desabre had two key changes from the previous line up.

Aggrey Madoi and Musitafa Mujjuzi were the new players introduced.

Uganda Cranes created a couple of chances which fell to Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Milton Karisa, Allan Kyambadde and second half substitute Muzamiru Mutyaba.

There were only two substitutions made in the game. Mutyaba replaced Kyambadde with 30 minutes left and Nelson Senkatuka came on for Derrick Nsibambi, the scorer of the only goal Uganda left with in the tournament.

The Uganda Cranes head coach told a post match press conference that he is pretty sure the team will improve a great deal given the exposure at CHAN 2018. He also hinted on how he will continue to monitor all the players including the others playing outside Uganda and test them out in the March international friendly designated days.

We came into this game with positivity to finish above Ivory Coast. We created chances but never utilized them.

Uganda Cranes XI Vs Cote D’Ivoire

My boys are learning the style of play we need to display.Such competitions are good for the players. CAF organised a good tournament. We shall not be the same after this tournament. FIFA dates in March will help me to continue evaluating the players including the foreign based.

Players from the 2016 CHAN helped the new kids on the block for this tournament.

Meanwhile, Zambia played to a one all draw with Namibia to finish top and second respectively.

Relatedly, the team travel lite-nary back home will be communicated in the due course and the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo alongside the head coach Desabre will address the media on a confirmed date and venue.

Team Line Ups:

Uganda XI: Isima Bin Abdul Rashid Watenga (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Aggrey Madoi, Musitafa Mujjuzi, Bernard Muwanga (Captain), Taddeo Lwanga, Milton Karisa, Juma Sadam Ibrahim, Allan Kyambadde (60’ Muzamiru Mutyaba), Derrick Nsibambi, (75’ Nelson Senkatuka), Isaac Muleme

Subs Not Used:

Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Abubakar Kasule, Joseph Nsubuga, Moses Waiswa Ndhondhi, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Paul Mucureezi, Seif Batte

Injured: Muhammad Shaban, Keni Saidi (G.K)

Suspended: Timothy Dennis Awany

Head coach: Desabre Serge Louis Sebestien (France)

Cote D’Ivoire XI:

Abdoul Karim Cisse (G.K), Willie Britto Dagou, Arnaud Koutouan Akassou, Coulibaly Wonlo, Essis Baudelaire Fulgence Aka, Hamed Diomande (Captain), Noel Bi Kouame N’guessan, Badie Anicet Gbagnon, Alphonse Yao Kouame, Romuald Cedric Kouassi Diallo, Mamadou Diomande

Zadi Ble (G.K), William Mel Togui, Brou Manasse N’goh, Sylla Banfa, Yao Kevi Romaric Konan, Mohamed Sanogo, Mamadou Sylla (G.K), Konan Raoul Yao, Diaby Souleymane, Roland Zan Bi Irie, Pacome Peodoh Zouzoua, Christian Alex Angbandji

Head coach: Ibrahima Kamara (France)


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