Uganda Cranes Fight Back To Down Moldova In Third Friendly

Tuesday, January 18
•Moldova 2-3 Uganda

Uganda Cranes showed character against Moldova as they rallied from two goals down to win 3-2 at the Titanic Sports Centre in Antalya, Turkey.

Moldova were on course for a comfortable win after goals from Dmitri Madricenco and Mihail Platica put the side two up inside the first quarter of the game.

But Patrick Kaddu’s penalty brace and Milton Karisa’s exquisite strike helped Uganda have the last laugh.

Yunus Sentamu was tripped in the area for Kaddu to halve the deficit in the 34th minute.

And Uganda almost found an equaliser but Shaban Muhammad’s effort from a tight angle was saved.

Karisa picked his moment after the hour-mark when he found the net with a strong effort with the outside of his right foot.

With 15 minutes to time, Shaban was later fouled outside the box, and Moldova defender handled Rogers Mato’s resultant free kick for the Female referee to point to the spot.

And Kaddu calmly sent the goalkeeper the wrong side to spark wild celebrations from the Cranes contingent in Antalya.

It’s the third friendly for Cranes who are on tour to Europe and Asia.

Coached by Milutin Micho Sredojevic, the Cranes earlier drew Iceland (1-1) thanks to Kaddu penalty while Sentamu and Bobosi Byaruhanga scored a goal each as the team drew 2-2 with Romanian Club Botosani.

Still to come:
•21st January 2022: Iraq Vs Uganda – Baghdad
•27th January 2022: Bahrain Vs Uganda – Bahrain city

Uganda Cranes team Used

Starting XI: Isma Bin Rashid Watenga (G.K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri, Abdu Aziz Kayondo, Enock Walusimbi, Halid Lwaliwa, Ashraf Mugume, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Travis Mutyaba, Milton Karisa, Yunus Junior Sentamu, Henry Patrick Kaddu

Substitutes – Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Innocent Esimu Wafula, Eric Ssenjobe, Najib Fesali, George Kasonko, Rogers Mato, Bright Anukani, Steven Mukwala, Martin Kizza, Muhammad Shaban



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