International Build Up:
Moldova 2-3 Uganda Cranes
Uganda Cranes staged a gallant display, coming from two goals down to defeat Moldova 3-2 during an international build up duel played at the Titanic Deluxe Belek Football Center, Turkey on Tuesday, 18 January 2022.
Dmitrii Mandricenco and Mihail Platica scored in the 10th and 13th minutes respectively for Moldova who took a 2-0 lead.
Uganda Cranes fought gallantly scoring through Patrick Henry Kaddu (set of penalties) and Milton Karisa for the maximum points.
After two draws with Iceland (1-1) and Botosani (2-2), Uganda Cranes got off the mark.
Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic cited the key positives from the victory over Moldova.
“We showed the never say die attitude to come from two goals down and win the game. Scoring in all the three games was also a big plus for us” Micho remarked.
Uganda Cranes face Iraq on Friday, 21st January and will play Bahrain in the final game on 27th January before returning home on 28th January 2022.
Uganda Cranes 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
Subs: Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Innocent Esimu Wafula, Eric Ssenjobe, Najib Fesali, George Kasonko, Rogers Mato, Bright Anukani, Steven Mukwala, Martin Kizza, Muhammad Shaban