Denis Omedi’s lone goal was enough to secure victory for the Uganda Cranes against Eastern Region Select in a Regional Tour match played at the Irundu Township P/S Play Ground in Buyende on Tuesday evening. The match which was also televised live on FUFA Tv was graced by the FUFA President Eng. Magogo Moses Hassim who also serves as the area Member of Parliament in the company of his 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye, FUFA Executive Committee Member representing Eastern Region Yisa Magoola, Eastern Region Chairman Isa Musiwa, Buyende District RDC and a mammoth crowd who enjoyed all moments to the maximum. After the match, the Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic expressed his delight for the display of both teams which lived up to the expectation of the crowd and also added that this was the first filter ahead of the AFCON 2023 Qualification match against Algeria. “We have played without Champions (Vipers SC) players but we took what we thought was the best locally. We’ve always had tough matches with the Eastern Region but today we’ve had a good match which has been enjoyed by many people. We have tested ourselves and this has been a bounce-back for those who failed to win the league. I’m glad the lone goal scorer is Denis Omedi who was the top scorer in the FUFA Big League. That is a clear indicator of the quality in the Big League and Omedi is a prospect who needs to be looked at closely. From here we are going back to Kampala to continue with our preparations, and we will be joined by the foreign-based players and the local based who didn’t make it to Buyende,” said Micho The team returns to Kampala on Tuesday and will straight away head to Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi.
Uganda Cranes XI:
Alionzi Nafian, James Begisa, Umar Lutalo, Gift Fred, Geoffrey Wasswa, Semakula Kenneth, Moses Waiswa, Allan Okello, Sharif kimbowa, Mato Kassim Rogers, Charles BbaaleSubstitutes: Norman Angufidru, Edward Kasibante, Maxwell Kamurari, Kasonko George, Marvin Kavuma, Denis Omedi, Saidi Mayanja, Ibrahim Thembo, Rogers Mugisha.
Eastern Region Select XI:
Wekiya Salim, Namaisi Steven, Bwangani Hamisi, Basoga Derrick, Isejja Deo, Kizza Jona, Waihe Denis, Kyeuune Umaru, Matama Dickson, Bamukyaye Mark, Okello RichardSubsitutes: Aziz Saleh, Wangega Hassan, Mwanje Samuel, Maka Noah, Asiki Chrispus, Kayemba Usama, Mukungu Jamil.