Cranes beaten by West Nile select-team

By Jonathan Driliga

Substitute Ceasar Olega scored the winning goal in the 80th minute to surprise the national side.

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The Uganda Cranes suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at the hands of West Nile select-team at the Green Light Stadium, Onduparaka in Arua on Saturday.

It is the Cranes' first defeat in their regional tour.

Substitute Ceasar Olega scored the winning goal in the 80th minute to surprise the national side.

He came on in place of injured Mohammed Shaban aka Ejagason, and his introduction proved the difference in the end.

The Cranes seek to grow their fan base and identify talent as they travel the country.

Coach Milutin Sredojević hopes to also strengthen the national team.

He is preparing his squad for a 2017 AFCON qualifier double header against Burkina Faso on March 26 and 29.

There is also a place in the World Cup to play for later this year.