Cranes striker godfrey Walusimbi aka 'Jaja Walu' in action

Uganda Cranes yesterday played against KCCA FC in a practice match in preparation for their upcoming final 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Congo Brazzaville this Sunday.

Cranes defeated the reigning Uganda Premier League champions 2-0 in a match played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Wednesday evening.

The first goal was an own goal by KCCA’s Habib Kavuma in the 29th minute to give the Cranes a lead and the late strike from second half substitute Derrick Nsibambi doubled the lead in the 81st minute of the game.

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The Uganda Cranes Coach Moses Basena said after the game that the practice match has helped him asses the ability of his players ahead of the last group E qualifier match against Congo Brazzaville on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Brazzaville.

The Cranes will conduct its last training session on Thursday at Mandela National Stadium before traveling to Brazzaville on Friday morning. The team will consist of 20 players.

However, the fate of Group E was already decided with Egypt taking the top spot after picking a 2-1 victory against Congo, played a day after a goalless draw between Uganda and Ghana on match day 5.

The Pharaohs will take on Ghana Black Stars on the same day for their last qualification match.

Uganda Cranes Starting XI

Ismail Watenga (GK), Nico Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Denis Iguma, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Milto Karisa,Muzamir Mutyaba,Geofrey Serukuma and Isaac Muleme.

Used Substitutes: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Tom Masiko, Savio Kabugo, Bernard Muwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Timothy Awany, Paul Mucureezi, Nelson Senkatuka, Derrick Nsibambi and Nelson Senkatuka.

Unused Substitutes: Denis Onyango (GK), Tom Ikara (GK), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Shafic Kagimu, Albert Mugisa and Hood Kaweesa.

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