By Frank Kamuntu
Uganda Cranes smiled over the Zambia Chipolopolo Stars 2-0 during a Pre CHAN 2020 friendly game played at the Annex 1-Omnisports- in Yaounde, Cameroon on Monday, 4th January 2021.
Vianne Ssekajugo and Steven Makwala struck in the 24th and 62nd minutes respectively.
A long diagonal pass from midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga was superbly controlled by winger Ibrahim Orit on the far right flank before he delivered a cross into the area.
Goalkeeper Kalumba fluffed the ball as Ssekajugo was well-positioned to finish with the weaker right foot.
Mukwala doubled the scores with 19 minutes to play as Zambia who is coached by former Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredejovic succumbed.
Defender Halid Lwaliwa skippered the team in a match where several changes were called.
Shafik Kuchii Kagimu, Karim Watambala, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Ben Ocen, Joseph Ssemujju, Milton Karisa, and Mohamed Shaban were all introduced.
Uganda has now amassed four points after drawing 1 in all with Cameroon in the opening match. Cranes will return to action on Thursday 7th January 2021 against Niger.
Zambia faces Cameroon in their final game on January 7.