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LIVE UPDATES Uganda vs Burkina Faso, Mandela National Stadium, Namboole Kampala

(updates via @Airtel_Ug #MujjeTulumbe)

FULL TIME: Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 0

90’+3 Moses Oloya misses another. He connects inches wide off Massa’s header. Still goalless.

90’+1 Burkina’s captain Kabore sent off for second bookable offense.

90′ Masses misses as header hits post, but he was offside. FIVE minutes of added time.

86′ Tense moments with game still tied 0-0. Change for Burkina Faso – Traore Isidora off, Adama on

80′ Burkina Faso come very close as Onyango misjudges his chest. The quick shot is inches over the bar

72′ Substitution for Uganda In-Yassar Mugerwa Out-Farouk Miya

70′ Huge miss by MIYA with only goalie to beat

66′ Moses Oloya in, Emmanuel Okwi out. Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso

60′ Another freekick for Cranes but the ball is too deep for anyone to react.

56′ Burkina Faso win their first corner but it is cleared. The Cranes immediately resume attacking.

48′ Geoffrey Massa misses a glorious chance to put Cranes ahead following a nice delivery from Mawejje.

47′ The second half takes pace….Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso

2ND HALF starts Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 0

45+’ Halftime. Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso

42′ Burkina Faso claim a penalty but the referee is not convinced. Still Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso

39′ Okwi cleverly beats his marker and is taken down. Cranes freekick near the box.

30′ minutes: Still no big chances to report from this one, apart from a couple of Joseph Ochaya corner kicks

28′ Cranes put on another exciting attack but Mawejje’s cross goes wide.

25′ Another corner for Cranes as we continue to build pressure.

24′ Okwi makes a great delivery from the right;Miya is just shot to reaching the ball with a header. Uganda 0-0 BurkinaFaso

15′ Uganda with lots of pace upfront…Mawejje hits the woodwork, ball bounces out

8′ Uganda 0 Burkina Faso 0…. Miya in early raid, comes close

00 Game kicks off

KICK -OFF 7pm

Starting Line up: Denis Onyango (G), Denis Iguma, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Farouk Miya, Khalid Aucho, Geofrey Massa, William Luwagga Kizito, Emmanuel Okwi and Tonny Mawejje

Substitutes:

Robert OdongKara (G), Mike Azira, Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya, Timothy Awanyi ,Godfrey Walusimbi, Erisa Ssekisambu

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Build up to game

MATCH PREVIEW

Cranes at final training at Namboole last night. PHOTO VIA @OFFICIALFUFA

The feeling in the Cranes camp is that they could have got a better result than they did in Ouagadougou on Saturday and are determined to do something about it today.

“We are not crybabies. We shall definitely stage a fight in Namboole,” vowed FUFA president Moses Magogo after the 1-0 defeat by Burkina Faso.

He added that “with the performance of the boys on the night, it is just a battle lost, not the war.”

Despite arriving 12 hours after the Stallions, the team looked back to their rhythm in final training yesterday at Mandela National Stadium.

Magogo had maintained that the result had only made them much more determined to win the return home game. “I love the spirit of the players thinking it is Namboole or never. The morale is even higher now.”

Tight Group

The way the group is set up now, with three teams at 6 points, it is now clear that it is Namboole or never in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers – mathematics aside.

Victory today, will give Cranes the much needed 3 point cushion going into the last two games, all of which they can win – if they have their heads high.

Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is likely to be bolder in this game, and could add Emma Okwi to a much bigger attacking line to seal this.

The match will also be played in honour of former Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira who died of cancer in Iceland.

The IBV Vestmanaeyjar player was diagnosed with abdominal cancer late last year. He last appeared for the Cranes in 2013.

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday revealed that the government will help the sports fraternity return his body, bringing to rest fears that a massive funds drive would have to first be made as the family could not afford the costs.

This was the starting XI vesus Burkina Faso on Saturday:

Denis Onyango (Goalie) , Denis Iguma ,Joseph Ochaya ,Murshid Juuko , Isaac Isinde, Khalid Aucho , Kizito W Luwagga , Tonny Mawejje , Geoffrey Massa (captain) , Faruk Miya ,Godfrey Walusimbi

Substitutes : Robert Odongokara (Goalkie), Hassan Wasswa , Timothy Awanyi ,Mike Azira , Moses Oloya , Emma Okwi and Hamis Kiiza.

Group D P W D L F A Pts

B. Faso 3 2 0 1 3 1 6

Uganda 3 2 0 1 3 1 6

Botswana 4 2 0 2 3 4 6

Comoros 4 1 0 3 2 5 3

Other AFCON 2017 QUALIFYING matches.

Times in GMT

Malawi v Guinea 1230

Lesotho v Seychelles 1300

Rwanda v Mauritius 1330

Ethiopia v Algeria 1400

Niger v Senegal 1400

Namibia v Burundi 1500

Togo v Tunisia 1500

Liberia v Djibouti 1600

Angola v DR Congo 1600

Gambia v Mauritania 1630

Egypt v Nigeria 1700

S. Africa v Cameroon 1700

Sudan v Ivory Coast 1800

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