Sports256 senior reporter Henry Musabe rates Uganda Cranes players’ performance out of 10 in the 4-1 CHAN Qualifier Victory against minnows Somalia on Saturday, 3rd August 2019 at Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.
Charles Lukwago GK (KCCA FC) -5
With very litle Somalia threat upfront, The KCCA shot stopper looked so comfortable in the first half playing as the last man of defense in first half, but he however, gifted the visitors with the consolation goal late in the second half
Paul Willa (Vipers SC) -6
He had litle work to do defensively just like left back Kizza Mustafa, but the Venoms’ new machine defended well, went well upfront at many occasions and his good run and cross found Allan Kayiwa who was brought to win Uganda the second penalty on the day. However, he could do better in his deliveries and last touch on other occasions
Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC) -7
One of Cranes’ best performers on the day, he did less defending because of few attacks by Somalia but he is credited for his corner kick assist on club mate Kaddu third goal and his well struck free kicks
John Revita (Express FC) -5.5
The versetile player was calm while is possession but he was however exposed defensively and gave away free kicks that would cost Uganda against a more serious opponent.
Mustafa Mujuuzi (Proline FC) -7
The Proline Captain having replaced Timothy Awany as Cranes Captain and in Central defense after he left for professional stints in Isreal, looked calm and composed and commanded the team well despite seating on the bench for 90 minutes in the first leg.
Sadam Ibrahim Juma -6
Employed in the deep lying midfield role in the absence of Vipers’ Captain Taddeo Lwanga who also went to Egypt to try his professional football luck, he is credited for initiating most of Cranes’ attacks and his combination with club mates Kyambadde and Allan Okello was enticing, however, his over confidence making two unforgettable mistakes, almost gifted the visitors two goals in either half.
Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC) -6
With a 3-1 lead into his game, one of the most experienced lads in Abdallah Mubiru’s squad, he looked so relaxed and many would think a player of his quality could have scored or at least created one of the four goals.
Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC) – 7.5
Fresh from the AFCON, He showcased what many could think he havld borrowed from Liverpool star Sadio Mane, he took the mandate and master minded the Cranes midfield driving the team upfront and creating a couple of chance and his 36th minute goal is worth watching every time.
Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC) – 8
Fresh from AFCON as well, the lethal center forward lived up to many’s expectation scoring a hat trick on the day and a total of four goals in two legs.
Allan Okello (KCCA FC) -6
He linked well with club mates Juma and Mutyaba in the midfield as well as Kyambadde who was dropping in the middle but more was expected from him playing in his courtyard
Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC) -5.5
He is credited for winning the third penalty Spot when he was brought down brought down but more was expected from Kayiwa
Bright Anukani (Proline) -6
Played 45 minutes, but just a few minutes after his introduction at the expense of Allan Kayiwa, Proline star man also at his home ground, almost made it 5-0 but was denied by goal keeper Hassan Ali
Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma – (Vipers) 5/5
He as well came on late for Man of the match Kaddu but was promising and left many fans wanting.
Shafik Kagimu (URA FC ) -N|A
The tax collectors’ captain came on late in the 83rd minute and had litle time to express himself and had a few touches on the ball
Unused Substitutes: James Alitho (URA FC), Paul Patrick Mbowa, Ashraf Mandela (URA) Tom Masiko (Vipers)