Uganda now have an uphill task of winning the return leg against Tanzania on Tuesday in Dar Es Salaam, but by the look of things, this campaign is done and dusted for the Cranes.
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17:07 - 24.03.2023
Level at goalless after a sloppy performance, Uganda were punished by Simon Msuva’s finish who converted from inside the area to stun Micho’s side and throw.
FT' And it is the second loss for Uganda out of three games, as Tanzania pick their first three points to take their tally to four, five behind log leaders Algeria.
85' It is now or never; the Cranes continue to push for a breakthrough, but Tanzania's is as solid as a rock. There is no way they are going to let this one slip out of their hands
80' Ten minutes to go, and Uganda still can't seem to have the ability to take charge with all the creative brains on the field
70' Simon Msuva breaks Crane's defense and the hearts of many who thought Uganda had it within themselves to walk away with the three points
65' Big save from Jamal Salim, that was close, he has not had much to do in the game until now
60' An hour played, and both teams are struggling to find a breakthrough
57' Allan Okello comes on for the injured Steven Sserwadda who had replaced Miya Farouk at halftime
50' Captain Emmanuel Okwi has have been quiet so far, but he is one you will expect to show up when the need arises
47' And within minutes, Bassangwa makes his presence known as he forces the first save out of the Tanzanian custodian
46' Looks like it is time to change strategy as Richard Bassangwa, Ismael Mugulusi, and Steven Sserwanda come on for Fahad Bayo, Miya Farouk, and Siraje Ssentamu
Fans have showed up in the Kampala Tazi Park areas to show their support to the Uganda Cranes
HT' Mbwana Samatta has had many questions to ask the Ugandan defence; Livingstone Mulondo and the company have been up to the task, atleast for the first 45 minutes.
39' Aziz kayondo is the first player to be booked, and the resulting freekick almost gifts Tanzania with the lead here, only for the upright to save the day, with Jamal Salim beaten.
38' Uganda is starting to settle into the game. They have questions for Tanzania, finally
30' An hour played, and it is Joseph Ochaya who comes close with Uganda's best chance of the game, his effort deflects off a Tanzania defender
Miya Farouk always shows up when Uganda needs something special, wondering if today can be the day
25' Joseph ochaya, Emmanuel Okwi and Fahad Bayo have tried to keep the Tanzanian defense with minimal supply coming through from the midfield
15' Quarter an hour played still it is Tanzania asking all the questions as Novatus Dismas' freekick goes wide
12' Both teams yet to settle and take charge, although Tanzania continues to show more purpose and intent going forward
5' By the looks of things, the instructions are clear for the Cranes' defense, - play the long ball for forwards
3' Mbwana Samatta showing the Ugandan defense early what he can offer especially if they continue to give space
2' Uganda donning the yellow tops, black short, and yellow stockings, it is all blue for Tanzania
1' With the national anthems done, a few delays but we are finally underway as Tanzania kicks us off
This should be the first time in history that Uganda is hosting a home game away from home
22:45 - 23.03.2023
Ties between the two East African nations have, unsurprisingly, come with thrills and emotions therein, and the closeness of the results has almost always been reflected.
20:42 - 23.03.2023
Digging into his recent comments ahead of the game gives you clear indication into what he is preparing for the game. After a training match on Tuesday, he said specifically that he had gathered the basic information he needed, evaluated the players and drafted a silhouette of his approach.
22:31 - 23.03.2023
Several football enthusiasts were embroidered in hope as they thought he would erase the painful Laszlo Csaba and Bobby Williamson memories.
17:20 - 23.03.2023
The Fennec Foxes have been peerless leading the group with six points after two games both, identical 2-0 wins, against CECAFA heavyweights Uganda and Tanzania.