LIVE: Uganda 0-1 Tanzania

AFCONQ LIVE: Uganda 0-1 Tanzania

Clive Kyazze 12:47 - 24.03.2023

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.

Suez Canal Authority Stadium - Ismailia, Egypt

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

Earlier today, the Ugandan fans trying to make their presence felt in downtown Kampala

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 

The Stands are not empty afterall, some fans managed to make to the Suez Canal Authority Stadium in Ismailia for this one
Fahad Bayo is the man expected to find the goals, he has scored against the last two East African countries (Kenya and Rwanda) he has faced
Joseph Ochaya (R) has been deployed as one of the front three, he has been in fine form for his Egyptian side Arab Contractors with goals and assists

This is Jamal Salim's first start for Uganda since November 20th, 2018, when he played 90 minutes against Nigeria in an international friendly

This should be the first time in history that Uganda is hosting a home game away from home

The Cranes team Micho should pick vs Tanzania

20:42 - 23.03.2023

AFCON 2023 The Cranes team Micho should pick vs Tanzania

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.