The Cranes on Tuesday night, away in Nigeria played to a goalless draw with the Super Eagles.
Cranes players sing the national anthem before the game against Nigeria. PHOTO: FUFA
Just from the back of a 1-0 win over Cape Verde that saw Uganda Cranes qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations 2019 without conceding a goal and with a game to spare, they were at it again.
The Cranes on Tuesday night, away in Nigeria played to a goalless draw with the Super Eagles in an international friendly, maintaining their clean sheet at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Both teams created chances for goals but failed to convert them. The Cranes were missing goalkeeper Dennis Onyango and Farouk Miya. Salim Jamal started in goal and Moses Waiswa in the attacking midfield role.
Both the Nigerian Super Eagles and Uganda Cranes booked their spot in next year’s African Cup of Nations finals and were using the game to prepare for the African biggest football event to be held in Cameroon.
In the eight games Uganda has faced off with Nigeria, the cranes have drawn 2 games, lost two and won four of their games.
Uganda Cranes Starting XI:
Salim Jamal (G.K), Nico Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Dennis Iguma, Timothy Denis Awanyi, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Moses Waiswa, Allan Kyambadde, Derrick Nsibambi.
Charles Lukwago (G.K), Isaac Muleme, Isaac Isinde, Milton Karisa, Hassan Wasswa, Allan Kateregga, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Patrick Kaddu