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Wasteful Uganda Cranes Finally Beaten At Home In Namboole After 10 years

Many Cranes fans thronged Namboole in their hundreds very optimistic that this time round things are going well with the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.


Namboole has always been a fortress

And why blame them with a record that stood for so long, no one expected things to go wrong especially after starting so well with a one all draw against Ghana away and then beating Guinea 2-0 at home.

And even after kickoff, the Cranes were passing the ball so confidently in the firsthalf. cheered on by a mammoth crowd which included new Prime Minister Ndugu Rukuhana Rugunda and Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo.


Fans came in big numbers


Cranes fans were disappointed at the end

Things then got tricky when Togo right fullback Donou Kokou scored when unmarked to break the 10 year unbeaten record in Namboole. The capacity crowd went silent till end of first half with the team disorganization

Togo skipper Emmanuel Adebayor was the first to make an attempt on goal after 8 minutes when the game was still at a low pace with the two teams sizing each other up.

Although the Cranes defenders kept Adebayor quite throughout the game, the Togo team was so resilient and organized to be broken down even after coach Micho switched to a 4-3-3 formation by introducing Emmanuel Okwi and Brian Omony in attack.


The scoreboard says it all

The combination of Moses Oloya and Dab Walusimbi on the left flank worked well and created some chances which Goefrey Massa failed to connect with.

Although Togo keeper Djehani N’Guissan Yao was untroubled in the first half, Cranes wasted some half chances and even a decent cross from Ololya evaded every one when a tap in by Luwagga Kizito could have resulted into a goal lead.

Cranes now have to prepare for the same team again in their next fixture.


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