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Uganda falls to Lesotho after three penalty misses

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Mubiru and his assistant Livingstone Mbabazi

Cosafa Challenge Cup

Quarter final result

Saturday result

Uganda 0(2)-0(3) Lesotho

Uganda’s journey at the ongoing 2019 Cosafa challenge Cup did not go farther than first step after falling to Lesotho in their first match of the tournament on Saturday at Princess Magogo stadium in Durban, South Africa.

Cranes XI against Lesotho on Saturday in Cosafa

Uganda, who featured as guests, started at quarter finals and despite dominating play, Abdullah Mubiru’s side, lacked the final touch to convert the chances created.

Afteran opening half of less clear-cut chances, the Cranes were particularly more aggressive in the second stanza after the introduction of Dan Sserunkuma for average Egypt-based Daniel Isiagi.

TheVipers SC striker had two shots hit the post and one saved from close. Juma Balinya also came close but failed on one-one situation after a break through.

Daniel Opolot of Uganda challenged by Sepiriti Malefane of Lesotho during the 2019 Cosafa Cup match between Lesotho and Uganda at Princess Magogo Stadium, Durban on 01 June 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Lesothosaw their two second half goals questionably cancelled for offside. In the penalties, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita and Paul Mucurezi failed to convert with only Muzamir Mutyaba and Juma Balinya converting for Uganda while Lesotho only saw one kick missed.

Uganda that spent two weeks in camp was using the tournament to try the likely local-based players for next year’s CHAN Championship.

Uganda Cranes XI:

Charles Lukwago (G.K), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, Isaac Isinde (Captain), John Revita, Nicholas Kasozi, Michael Birungi (Mucureezi), Muzamiru Mutyaba, Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (Kayiwa), Juma Balinya, Daniel Isiagi (Sserunkuma)

Subs: James Alitho (G.K), Nelson Senkatuka, Daniel Muzeyi Sserunkuma, Musitafa Mujjuzi, Paul Mucureezi, Paul Mbowa, Bright Anukani, Hassan Musana, Allan Kayiwa

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