Uganda v South Sudan Match Report, 12/11/2020, Africa Cup of Nations Qualification
A second-half change by the hosts proved important as they picked a win that takes their tally to seven factors
Second-half substitute Halid Lwaliwa struck late to make sure Uganda picked up a 1-0 win over South Sudan of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
South Sudan had been destined for what might have been their first level in Group B, however Lwaliwa’s 86th-minute purpose denied them the purpose regardless of a powerful efficiency towards the hosts.
The Vibrant Stars surprisingly stored Uganda at bay for all the first-half regardless of the very fact Johnathan McKinstry deployed a doable robust facet to face the northern neighbours.
Peter Maker, Mutwaki Abdelkarim, Rehan Angier, and Omot Sebit appeared extra composed on the again and managed to take care of the persistent assaults engineered by Uganda’s quartet of Farouk Miya, Kizito Luwaga, Emmanual Okwi and Derrick Nsibambi.
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Uganda would have taken a Twelfth-minute lead however Angier stopped Smouha SC’s Nsibambi simply outdoors the field leading to a free-kick. Joseph Ochaya took the resultant set piece however his effort was cleared by the Vibrant Stars’ wall.
McKinstry made his first change on the hour mark when he withdrew Okwi and his place was stuffed by teenager Allan Okello. The Paradou AC ahead added energy and a better innovative to Uganda’s facet that had beforehand appeared blunt and wasted plenty of open probabilities.
McKinstry’s choice to throw Lwaliwa into motion paid huge because the Vipers SC captain scored the purpose that ended up separating the Cranes from the hard-fighting Vibrant Stars.
With the slim win, Uganda now have seven factors and have taken large strides in the direction of a 3rd straight Afcon qualification.
Uganda didn’t participate in any pleasant throughout the earlier Fifa break and as a substitute selected to make a journey to Dubai for a 10-day coaching camp.
South Sudan, then again, travelled to Cameroon and performed the previous African champions twice the place they drew in each encounters.
As their seek for a maiden Afcon qualification continues, the Vibrant Stars can take some encouragement from how they largely neutralised the Cranes, who rank 86 locations forward of them within the Fifa World Rankings.
The return leg will likely be performed on November 16 on the Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi, and it will likely be one other likelihood for coach Ashu Cyprian to hunt for a primary group level.
Uganda Beginning XI: Denis Onyango, Elvis Bwomono, Joseph Ochaya, Ronald Mukiibi, Timothy Denis Awany, Mike Azira, Khalid Aucho, Farouk Miya, William Kizito Luwagga, Derrick Nsibambi, Emmanuel Okwi.
South Sudan Beginning XI: Ramadan John, Peter Maker, Mutwaki Abdelkarim, Rehan Angier, Omot Sebit, Jackson Obede, Manyumow Achol, Stephen Pawaar, Makueth Wol, Wani Ivan, Tito Okello.
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