Uganda cranes suffered a 2-0 defeat in their first preparatory game played against Tunisia ahead of the 2017 highly waited Africa Cup of Nations finals.
By Baker Lwesabula
The Arab African football giants’ (Tunisia) two goals scored by Hamza Lahmar in the minute (7) and Mohamed Ali Yâakoubi in the 47th minute all came in after well laid free kicks that found uganda cranes goal keepers (Slam Jamal and Benjamin Ochan) flat footed.
The match build-up game that was played at Stede De Olympique El Menzah in Tunis the capital of Tunisia was to sharpen the rough edges of the Cranes ahead of the AFCON finals expected to start on January 14, 2017 with hosts Gabon playing Guinea Bissau
Micho’s boys will kick start their AFCON tournament against Ghana’s Black Stars at the Port Gentil Stadium on 17th January well playing their second game will be against the Egypt on 21st January in Port Gentil before playing Mali in the last group game on the 25th January 2017 in Oyem.
The Serb who took 24 players in Tunis named a strong to starting eleven of Salim Jamal in goal Iguma Denis, Batambuze Shafik, Wasswa Hassan and Isaac Isinde in defense.
The former SC Villa and Rwanda head coach named Kizitto Geoffrey, Tonny Mawejje and Mike Azira in the midfield well as Massa Geoffrey, Sentamu Yunus and Lubega Edirisa were his day strikers.
He named KCCA FC’s Benjamin Ochan, Walusimbu Godfrey, Awanyi Timothy, Mutyaba Muzamir, Shaban Muhammad and Miya Farouk as his Substitutes