Uganda 3-0 Ethiopia

The Cranes saw off Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes 3-0 in an international friendly match played Namboole on Sunday.

Goals from Geoffrey Massa, Yunus Sentamu and Farouk Miya ensured the victory which saw the Cranes dominate almost in all aspects.

Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga caught the game and rates each Ugandan player that featured in the game. The rating is based on statistics and player’s contribution to the victory.

Robert Odongkara 6.0: Had less to contend with as Ethiopia didn’t threaten his goal but made a brilliant save with his feet when the game was still level.

Isaac Isinde 6.0: Started at right back and offered less going forward plus he looked un assured defensively. Later changed to centre back with a few changes midway the second half.

Brian Majwega 6.0: Deployed at left back and gave his best and struggled against Yusuf Saleh whenever the Ethiopian had possession. Offensively, he let in two dangerous crosses which resulted into corners.

Richard Kasagga 5.0: Read the game well but a lapse in concentration on two occasions almost gave the visitors’ a goal as he was beaten by the skilled Saleh.

Savio Kabugo 7.0: He organised his backline well and made a few necessary clearances. He initiated a few moves from the backline.

Tonny Mawejje 5.0: He started the game in a brilliant fashion dictating the tempo with his long and short range passes but faded as the game went on.

Miya Farouk 8.0: A spirited performance from the Vipers’ midfielder. His first touch appeared to have improved and his passing was nice. Beat his men easily and his industry saw him grab a goal.

Mike Sserumaga 7.0: He made a brilliant return to the national team hitting three shots on target and creating two chances for the strikers.

Moses Oloya 6.5: Beat opponents with easy as usual with his trade mark trickery but his final pass is still wanting. Involved in both the first and third goal though.

Yunus Sentamu 8.0: Scored a striker’s goal with a good tap in from close range and gave the Ethiopian defence a torrid time on and off the ball. His movement was also fantastic.

Geoffrey Massa 8.0: Missed a penalty at the death of half time but made amends seconds later with the opener. Assisted Sentamu’s goal and was also involved in Miya’s goal. Captain fantastic he was on the day.

Substitutes:

Jamal Salim 6.0: Made his debut replacing Odongkara after recess and easily collected what the Ethiopians threw at him. His ball distribution and command of the backline was also okay.

Julius Ntambi 5.0: Returned to the team for the first time since CHAN and looked decent though he carelessly gave away possession twice.

Keziron Kizito 5.0: A brilliant prospect of a midfield gem but his decision making is ought to improve. Otherwise, he is a technically gifted player if well nurtured.

Habib Kavuma 5.0: Another returnee to the national team fold after some time out and his 15 minutes on the pitch saw the team maintain its clean sheet. Threatened the other end with a good shot which went inches wide.

Hassan Wasswa 5.0: Still looks overweight but his big frame bullied the Ethiopians.

Robert Ssentongo 5.0: The UPL leading scorer came on with over an hour gone and did well despite not getting on the score sheet.

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