Desabre Secures a point on his Cranes Debut Match

CHAN 2018 Preparation Match: Uganda Cranes 1-1 Guinea

The New Uganda Cranes head coach, French man Sebastien Desabre has claimed a point on his debut match against Guinea.

Yesterday night, in the Practice match ahead of CHAN 2018 preparations, Striker Nelson Senkatuka was on target as Uganda Cranes rallied from a goal down to draw with Guinea 1 all in Rabat.

Guinea first took the lead in the 65th minute through Camara Saidouba Bissiri before Tadeo Lwanga’s replacement, Senkatuka leveling it only after 8 minutes.

Both teams put out brilliant performances despite the opening half producing no goals. At one moment in the game, Guinea goalkeeper Abdoukaye Kante was forced to parry Karisa’s shot over the bar after beautiful exchanges of the ball involving Derrick Nsibambi, Ibrahim Sadam Juma and Allan Kyambadde.

Sebastien called for a couple of changes as the game progressed that included Waiswa and Karisa paving way for Shaban Muhammad and Rahmat Senfuka respectively as the second half started before Muzamiru Mutyaba replacing Sadam Juma in the 62nd minute among other several amendments.

Desabre Impressed with the performance

He said he was happy for the character and mentality of the players.

The next preparation match will be upnext on Tuesday, 9th January 2018, when Uganda Cranes will play the final build up against Congo (Brazzaviile) after which Desabre will name the final 23 man team as required by the CAF regulations.

The Uganda Cranes XI that started the match against Guinea:

Benjamin Ochan (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Denis Timothy Awanyi, Bernard Muwanga (Captain), Taddeo Lwanga,

Milton Karisa, Moses Waiswa, Derrick Nsibambi, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Allan Kyambadde

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