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Turkmenistan exposes Cranes goal scoring problems

Uganda Cranes XI against Turkmenistan

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Sunday result

Uganda 0-0 Turkmenistan

Albeit two weeks camped in Abu Dhabi, Uganda Cranes shortage of goals continues to bother Head Coach Sebastien Desabre.

Allan Kyambadde (R) in action on Sunday

The Cranes have of recent had one of the best defenses in Africa –led by the continent’s best goal keeper Denis Onyango, but goal scarcity has continued to haunt the Cecafa record champions.

Tadeo Lwanga (L) in action for Cranes on Sunday

The Cranes played to a goal-less draw with little known Asia country Turkmenistan in a (closed door) international friendly at the New York University stadium, Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

In a game of few goal scoring opportunities, Cranes stand-in captain Faruku Miya came close to breaking the dead-lock but had a free-kick raze off the cross bar during the first half as Uganda’s best chance, according to FUFA website.

Desabre talks to Miya

Desabre’s side will play Ivory Coast on June 15 in the second build-up before flying to Egypt for this month’s AFCON finals. The After a trial match against a 136th ranked country; that is 57 places lower than Uganda ion Coca-Cola FIFA rankings, the French tactician is expected to name his final 23-man squad for AFCON this Tuesday.


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