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Cranes nip Tanzania

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd March 2010 03:00 AM

UGANDA got off to a winning start in its 2012 Nations Cup build-up by outwitting hosts Tanzania in the lakeside town of Mwanza yesterday.

UGANDA got off to a winning start in its 2012 Nations Cup build-up by outwitting hosts Tanzania in the lakeside town of Mwanza yesterday.

By Kato Kawuma, James Bakama & Swalley Kenyi

UGANDA got off to a winning start in its 2012 Nations Cup build-up by outwitting hosts Tanzania in the lakeside town of Mwanza yesterday.

Sula Matovu silenced the hosts 12 minutes into play by volleying in a Tonny Odur corner. But Tanzania clawed its way with a 55 minute Nabil Haroub equaliser.

Murisho Nasir then sent the home crowd wild in cheers with a lead.

Coach Bobby Williamson immediately replaced blundering goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge with Robert Odongkara. Tanzania’s lead was however short-lived as Sadam Juma and Owen Kasule struck Cranes’ decisive goals.

The team, will after return today, start residential training tomorrow for their opening away Nations Championship encounter against Burundi.

FUFA publicist Rogers Mulindwa told the weekly press conference that a 27-man squad will camp at Namboole.

Nine players, five of whom were on CAF Champions League assignment with URA, will join the 18-man Cranes’ side.

FUFA’s technical committee has meanwhile made adjustments in the under age team technical bench.

Cranes assistant coach Jackson Mayanja has been relieved of his other duties as U-20 coach. “We want him to concentrate on the senior side,” explained Mulindwa before announcing Frank “Video” Anyau as Mayanja’s replacement.

Anyau’s assistant is Edward Kaziba while former URA custodian Ibrahim Mugisha replaces Fred Kajoba as the goalkeepers’ trainer. Mugisha’s appointment follows Kajoba’s promotion to the senior national side.

Anyau won the CECAFA U-20 in Burundi in 2007.

In the U-17, Richard Wasswa remains head coach with Paul “Latest” Nkata as his assistant. Edrisa Kasozi replaces Stephen Kiggundu as goalkeepers trainer.

The national U-20 side, also known as the Hippos, face Ethiopia on April 17 in the Africa Championship at Nakivubo. Qualification will have them facing Ghana at the next stage.

Stone Kyambadde, the FUFA vice president, has been replaced by Eddy Butindo as coordinator.

Uganda faces Zambia on April 10 at Nakivubo in the Africa U-17 Championship. Should Uganda win, it will face Egypt at the next stage.
Cranes squad:

G. Wakabu, S. Sserunkuuma, R. Odongkara, S. Masaba, G. Walusimbi, N. Ssemakula, I. Juma, T. Odur, H. Kavuma, R. Kimuli, E. Ssali, O. Kasule H. Muwonge, I. Isinde, B. Olobo, A. Bongole, P. Ssenyonjo, , S. Matovu P. Edema, S. Mbaziira, M. Kaweesa, M. Doka, M. Serumaga, D. Walulya, H. Kisekka, M. Mude, J. Isabrye
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International friendly
Tanzania 2 Uganda 3
Nations Championship
March 14
Burundi v Uganda

Cranes nip Tanzania

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