Cranes stars making moves: Mid-week recap

Khalid Aucho during training with Yanga. (Aucho Twitter).

STARS ABROAD Cranes stars making moves: Mid-week recap

Peter Tabu 12:16 - 24.08.2023

Pulse Sports provides a breakdown of some of the Cranes players who were in action this mid-week.

As various African leagues unfold with excitement, numerous Ugandan players continue to shine while representing different clubs.

Pulse Sports provides a breakdown of some of the Cranes players who were in action this mid-week.

Salim Jamal: The formidable Uganda Cranes goalkeeper, stood guard on Wednesday night as his team, Richards Bay FC, faced a 1-0 defeat against Denis Onyango's Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League.

An early 11-minute goal from Argentine sensation Junior Mendieta proved to be the deciding factor for the Brazilians, securing their impressive fifth consecutive league victory, their best ever start in a league campaign.

Unfortunately, this marked Richard Bay's third loss in a series of games. It's worth noting that Denis Onyango didn't secure a spot in the 18-man squad for Rhulani Mokwena's side.

Khalid Aucho: The esteemed assistant captain of the Uganda Cranes, Khalid Aucho, played a crucial role in his team as Young Africans celebrated a resounding 5-0 victory over KMC, marking their inaugural triumph in the Tanzanian Premier League this season.

Aucho's commanding presence in midfield directed the flow of the game, establishing dominance as 'Tiimu ya Wanainchi' (The People's Team) wreaked havoc on the field.

CAF Champions League

Taddeo Lwanga: An integral figure in the Uganda Cranes lineup, holding midfielder Taddeo Lwanga, is set to lead his side, APR FC, in a decisive clash against Somalia's Gaadiidka FC in the second leg of the CAF Champions League first-round preliminary round.

The Lions are fervently striving to secure a historic berth in the CAF Champions League group stages.

Nicholas Kagaba: The dynamic former URA FC winger, Nicholas Kagaba, is anticipated to lead Gaadiidka FC in a face-off against Taddeo Lwanga's APR FC. Kagaba's solitary goal in the tie’s first leg holds significance in this evenly poised encounter.

The nail-biting game, tied at 1-1 on aggregate, is scheduled to unfold at the Pele Kigali Stadium on Thursday, commencing at 3 pm.