Uganda Cranes, Amavubi Dual in Pictures

pharm geneva; font-size: small;”>Three goals in the second half in Kigali saw Uganda extend their lead before allowing Rwanda to fight their way back and then come within inches of snatching a late win.

approved geneva; font-size: small;”>Ugandan born forward Emmy Kagere and Papy Sibomana scored for the Rwandese in either half to put aside the turmoil of the Ugandans leading in the better time of the game.’s Stephen Muneza interviewing Uganda Cranes’ Daniel Mzee Serunkuma (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Cranes also looked the better of the two sides in both halves with the SC Victoria University defensive duo of Savio Kabugo and Dennis Guma, URA’s Said Kyeyune and Mike Serumagga standing out tallest but allowed Rwanda to equalized before the halftime breaksaw Kagere after a swift interchange of passes with his captain Haruna blasted the ball into the top left corner giving Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira no chance.

Ugandans working in Rwanda Cheering on their Team(Photo by Stephen Muneza)

It was Emmy Kagere’s first goal for his adopted country against his mother country. The Amahoro Stadium stands filled with football loving Rwandese including top military officers, Diplomats, Ministers and expatriates went into frenzy.

Uganda Cranes was well represented at Amahoro Stadium (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Gor Mahia striker Daniel Mzee Serunkuma played his first cap for Uganda usual drifting from a wide midfield role to set up young midfielder Said Kyeyune for Uganda’s opener after29 minutes of play as the Rwandese defence was caught ball watching.


Cranes Captain Simon Masaba in Action (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

But the one goal advantage lasted just 16 minutes before Eddy Kag

ere ran onto a defence-splitting pass from the midfield and scored Rwanda’s equalizer.

Substitute Tony Odur then won a 67th minute penalty when he was dangerously tackled , provoking a theatrical tumble from the KCCA forward and top scorer in the Ugandan Super League as Serunkuma stepped up to take the spot kick sending Amavubi custodian Jean Luc the opposite way.

United Nations Diplomats keenly followed the exciting match (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Rwanda’s Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza missed a breakaway chance in the first half when he beat an offside trap and had two more gilt-edged opportunities in either half only to head narrowly wide.

RPF’s General Kayonga (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Cranes midfielder Mike Serumagga also had as man

y low hard on goal shots blocked by the Amavubi defence with Rwanda’s Fabrice saving one on the line.

Amavubi Fans having a blast in Amahoro Stadium (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Uganda Cranes would have been deserved winners for the first time in Kigal

i had Papy Sibomana not beaten substitute goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge to snatch a late equalizer with only 7 minutes to go.

This Beautiful Rwandese lady had eyes only for the game (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Hassan Wasswa beats a Rwanda captain Haruna to the ball (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Cranes forward Tony Odur reacts after failing to convert a clear chance(Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Daniel Serunkuma scores from the spot to give Uganda a lead (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Odur in pain after being tackled to win a penalty (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Uganda fans in the stands waving the Uganda flag(Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Hamis Kiiza does his Magic(Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Serunkuma scored in his first Uganda Senior Cap (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Cranes celebrating Said Kyeyune’s goal (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Youngstar Said Kyeyune was a force to reckon with alongside Mike Serumagga(8) (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Hamis Kiiza breaks away (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

Uganda Cranes Line up for the Friendly Encounter against Rwanda (Photo by Stephen Muneza)

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