Anoriananicinos notched two goals for Madagascar to nullify Uganda Cranes’ first half lead through Muzamiru Mutyaba in the match in which team captain Dennis Onyango was the only unused substitute.

The KCCA man Muzamil Mutyaba scored the only goal or the Cranes

Edrisa Lubega assisted the KCCA FC midfielder finish reluctantly past Ibrahim Dabo to put the home side in charge of the game at the 28 minutes before Anoriananicinos equalized from a spot kick at the 49 minutes after Nicolas Wadada brought down Ina Faneva Andriatsina.

Anoriananicinos completed his brace two minutes to full time after his light shot was saved and rebound back by Benjamin Ochan before the he quickly utilized the rebound to double the away side lead.

The cranes coach Moses Basena used different players for each half of the ninety minutes nevertheless fell beneath the visitor’s feet two goals to one.

The match which was played at the Star Times Stadium Lugogo was intended to prepare the East African Side to face The Black Stars of Ghana in the FIFA world cup qualifiers Russia 2018.

The two sides meeting at Tamale in the first round ended in a goalless draw and shall battle again on Saturday 7th October 2017.

Uganda cranes will regroup for another training tomorrow at the Mandela National Stadium at 4pm.

Meanwhile their opponents Ghana camped in Kenya did their training today at Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi.

Ghana camped in Nairobi

Team Line ups:

Uganda Cranes XI: Ismail Watenga (G.K), Denis Iguma, Godfrey Walusimbi, Savio Kabugo, Isaac Isinde, Tonny Mawejje, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, William Luwagga Kizito, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Edrisa Lubega, Joseph Ochaya

Uganda Cranes (Second half team): Benjamin Ochan (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Bernard Muwanga, Milton Karisa, Emma Okwi, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Ivan Ntege, Farouk Miya, Timothy Awanyi, Derrick Nsibambi

Sub Not Used: Denis Onyango (GK)

Madagascar XI: Ibrahim Dabo (GK), Ranbelosn Toavina, Pascal Razakanantenaina, Thomas Fontaine, Nonenjana Lalaina (62’ Patrick Herimanjaarivo) , Jean Raherinarimanana, Calsin  Dimitry, Randrinbololuna Zotsara, Rio Carlous Anoriananicinos, Ina Faneva Andriatsina, Ferdinard Ramananahera  (75’ Hery Randriaitara,)

Subs Not Used: Ramaritany Damien (GK), Michel Randriantenaina


  • Center Referee: Mashood Ssali
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Musa Balikoowa
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Lee Okello
  • 4th Official: Brian Miiro Nsubuga

Match Commissioner: Ali Waiswa

Photo Credit: Bonface Osano /  FUFA Archives

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