WC 2018 Q: Uganda Pick Valuable Point from Ghana in Opener

The Cranes made a relatively decent start with Dennis Iguma making the first attempt at the second minute though went wide.

Vipers Captain Nicholas Wadada made good runs in the first period though they bore no fruits. His first was in the fourth minute run down the right wing but his low angular cut in cross was firmly hugged by Braimah in Ghana goal. His other to be assist just wandered inside the box and was picked up again.

Both sides kept on the toes with sequential attacks which failed to yield to the break.

Team captains Gyan and Onyango pose with the match officials
Team captains Gyan and Onyango pose with the match officials

Second half changes.
Grant was forced to make the first change of the game bringing on Emmanuel Abdu for Afriyie Acquah who was stretched off after failing to recover from a tackle.

The coach also introduced Leicester star Jeffrey Schulpp for Acheampong and then Majeed Waris in Christian Atsu’s place.

Micho introduced team captain Geoffrey Massa just a minute to the interval pulling out Mawejje. The gangly forward was shockingly relegated to the bench at the start.

The coach was also compelled to introduce a more experienced Hassan Waswa to cover up Nicholas Wadada who had just received a caution. The right back appeared to have received his first card in the 22nd minute for a sliding tackle on Achiempong but was lucky not to be sent off. The final substitution saw Oloya paving way for Godfrey Walusimbi

Uganda will host Congo in the second qualifiers on November 12th at Namboole while Ghana travel Egypt a day after.


The other group E clash will see Congo hosting Egypt on Sunday 9th in Kitente.

cranes lineup
cranes lineup

Ghana: Razak Braimah -GK, store Harrison Afful, case Daniel Amartey, Baba Rahman, John Boye, Christian Atsu(80′ Majeed War is), Afriyie Acquah(57′ Emmanuel Abdu),  Mubarak Wakaso, Frank Acheampong(77′ Jeffery Schlupp), Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew.

Adam Kwarasey, Richard Ofori, Edwin Gyimah, Gilbert Koomson, Thomas Partey, Enock Adu Kofi, Samuel Tetteh, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Abdul Majeed Waris, David Accam

Uganda: Denis Onyango (GK), Wadada Nicholas(60’Hassan Waswa), Joseph Ochaya, Murushid Juuko, Isaac Isinde, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Tony Mawejje (58′ Geoffrey Massa), Moses Oloya(77′ Godfrey Walusimbi),  Kizito Luwagga and Faruku Miya.

Subs: Salim Jamal (GK), Benjamin Ochan (GK),Yunus Sentamu, Hamis Kizza, Geoffrey Kizito,

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