Uganda Cranes missed out on the opportunity of qualifying for the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations after losing to Malawi on Monday.
Prior to the game, Uganda needed just a point to earn a third successive appearance at AFCON.
Richard Mbulu’s goal in the 16th minute turned out to be the decisive moment of the game played at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre.
The striker squeezed down to head home from Peter Banda’s cross from the left flank.
Faruku Miya in action against Malawi
Coach Abdallah Mubiru made four changes from the team that had started against Burkina Faso in Kitende.
Ronald Mukiibi started in central defence ahead of Halid Lwaliwa who picked a knock in training
Moses Waiswa, Mustafa Kizza and Ibrahim Orit were the other changes made in place of Taddeo Lwanga...
Malawi national football team, the Flames have qualified for the AFCON 2021 after a 1-0 victory over Uganda at Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Monday afternoon.
Baroka FC striker Richard Mbulu scored the all-important goal for Malawi in the 15th minute to earn Malawi a third AFCON qualification after 2010 and 1984.
Flames coach Meck Mwase maintained the team that lined up against South Sudan with just midfielder Robin Ngalande replacing suspended Frank Gabadihno Mhango.
Malawi dominated the match in search for an early goal and got it within a quarter-hour mark, thanks to Mbulu’s diving header beating experienced Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango after Ngalande released overlapping right back Stanley Sanudi on the far right flank.
Uganda almost cancelled the lead i...
otal AFCON 2021 Qualifiers (Group B):
Uganda Cranes 0-0 Burkina Faso
South Sudan 0-1 Malawi
Uganda Cranes’ goal-less home stalemate will Burkina Faso at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende during round 5 of the Total AFCON 2021 qualifiers leaves the CECAFA giants on the brick of qualification, pending the last away game with Malawi next Monday.
The Cranes staged a gallant display especially in the second half and had midfielder Ibrahim Orit hit the woodwork off Faruku Miya’s corner kick.
The opening stanza had produced half chances through Miya, Patrick Henry Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi.
Abdul Lumala in action
At the start of the second half, Orit replaced winger Abdul Lumala and offensive midfielder Moses Waiswa came on for Mike Azira as the Uganda Cranes intensified their ...
- March 24, 2021
Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Onyango is confident the chance of qualifying for next year’s Total Africa Cup of Nations is still within reach despite a goalless draw at home against Burkina Faso.
Uganda played out a barren stalemate with West African side Burkina Faso on Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Uganda Cranes Starting XI against Burkina Faso.
The skipper indicated that the result was not what they hoped for but was delighted with the performance especially in the second half.
‘I’m happy with the performance of the boys especially in the second half. We played better football and created more chances but like the coach said, it is still in our hands despite getting just a point today. We must go to Malawi with the right attitude and p...
All Uganda Cranes Players and Officials are bound by the National Teams’ Code of Conduct formulated by FUFA way back in 2017.
When players were invited for National team duty two weeks ago for the two AFCON Qualifier matches against Burkina Faso and Malawi; an air ticket was sent (for foreign based players) and a circular dated 4th March 2021 attached reminding players and officials of their obligations in line with National Teams’ Code of Conduct. This applied to the local based players as well.
Permission for players to miss from camp is only granted by the Head Coach, in this case, player Khalid Aucho had to follow the same procedure. Unfortunately, he did not.
The decision taken by FUFA against Aucho has no political inclination as claimed by the player and in some media outl...
In the meantime Assistant Coaches Mr. Mubiru Abdallah, Mr. Mbabazi Livingstone and goalkeeping coach Mr. Kajoba Fred will take charge of the team during this period.The rest of the Technical team remains unchanged.
FUFA will use the period to assess and monitor the performance of the team.
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The history makers Uganda U20 TeamHippos will be back in action on Monday night for the semifinal match against Tunisia at the ongoing Total AFCON U20 tournament in Mauritania.
Uganda is playing at the tournament for the first time and the Hippos have continued to showcase resilience, strong character and beautiful football for good results.
Another task awaits the Hippos at the next stage after ejecting Burkina Faso on penalties in the Quarterfinals.
While attending the Pre-Match Press Conference on Sunday afternoon, the Hippos head Coach Morley Byekwaso made it clear that he wants winning to be part of his players’ DNA as he looks forward to the last four stage clash against the North African opponents.
‘We have come a long way to this stage. Believing in ourselves and worki...