Cranes fly past Ethiopia to land in Cecafa semi-finals

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Uganda Cranes staged a gallant display as they rallied from a goal down to draw one all with Ethiopia in a group B match of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup tournament at the Bukhungu stadium, Kakamega on Sunday.

Derrick Nsibambi scored in the 85th minute to cancel out Abdel Abubeker’s 22nd minute opener.

Uganda, however, ended the game with 9 men after left back Isaac Muleme and central defender Timothy Awanyi were sent off in the closing stages of the match.

The tournament defending champions thus qualify out of group B alongside Burundi to the semi-finals.

Uganda is the record winners of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup with 14 titles.

Uganda Cranes XI Vs Ethiopia:

Isma Watenga (G.K), Joseph Nsubuga, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Denis Awany, Bernard Muwanga, Tadeo Lwanga, Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Allan Kyambadde, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Derrick Nsibambi, Hood Kaweesa

Subs:

Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Shafik Bakaki, Aggrey Madoi, Tom Masiko, Allan Kateregga, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Milton Karisa

Officials:

Head coach: Moses Basena

Assistant Coach: Wasswa Bbosa

Goalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba

Team Doctor: Dr. Ronald Kisolo

Team Manager: Joseph Kasana

Media Officer: Lawrence Bwanika

Kits Manager: Saidi Lugolobi