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CECAFA 2019: Cranes Smash Djibouti To Complete Group Stages On High

Uganda Cranes completed the ongoing CECAFA 2019 Senior Challenge Cup group stages unbeaten following a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Djibouti on Sunday at Star Times Stadium, Lugogo which was their fourth win in the tournament.

KCCA midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba opened the scoring with a well taken kick from the penalty spot in the 14th minute.

Three second half goals from winger Joackim Ojera as well as two second half substitutes Ben Ocen and Bright Anukani crowned the day for the tournament hosts while Haroun Mohamed scored the consolation goal for Djibouti.

Mutyaba’s penalty was awarded following a handball in the forbidden area by the Djibouti defender after Paul Mbowa’s cross from the left on 13 minutes.

Ojera doubled the lead after 65 minutes when he finished Abdul Watambala’s sweet through ball.

Haroun gave Djibouti some hope with a goal pulled back four minutes later. However, Ocen who had replaced Ojera converted substitute Allan Okello’s assist in the 75th minute to extend Uganda’s lead.

Another substitute, Anukani put the game beyond Djibouti’s reach with the fourth goal via his first touch on the ball moments after replacing Nicholas Kasozi.

Uganda Cranes that topped group A with 12 points will face the group B second placed team which is Tanzania.

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