International Build Up Match:
Niger 2-1 Uganda Cranes
Uganda Cranes played their second and final international build up against Niger on Saturday night.
The Uganda Cranes lost 2-1 in a match played under flood lights at the Stade Général Seyni Kountché in Niamey city.
The hosts scored two goals through Zakari Victorien Adebayor and Kamilou Daouda.
Uganda’s late consolation came from right back Nico Wakiro Wadada, off the assist of second half substitute Yunus Senamtu.
Head coach Sebastien Desabre made key changes from the first line up that had lost 1-0 to Central African Republic, introducing the team captain Denis Onyango, Moses Opondo, Nico Wakiro Wadada and Edrisa Lubega to the starting line up.
This was Opondo’s debut for Uganda Cranes.
The team returns on Monday early morning with key lessons attained from the two build up matches as the planning process for the AFCON 2019 matches against Tanzania and Lesotho continues.
Team Line Up:
Dennis Onyango (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Timothy Denis Awanyi, Murushid Jjuuko, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Moses Opondo, Allan Kateregga, Edrisa Lubega Emmanuel Okwi
Subs: Charles Lukwago (GK), Salim Jamal, Denis Iguma, Isaac Muleme, Bevis Mugabi, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, William Kizito Luwagga, Milton Karisa, Muhammed Shaban, Yunus Sentamu, Farouk Miya