SPORT: Cranes Knocked Out Of COSAFA After Lesotho Defeat


Uganda Cranes bowed out of the Southern Africa regional football tournament, COSAFA cup, where they were playing as a guest nation after losing 3-2 to Lesotho on penalty shoot out on Saturday.

Uganda started their COSAFA campaign at the quarter finals against Lesotho in the game which took place at the Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban, South Africa.

The game ended barren in the 90 minutes with the East Africans dominating possession and winning 8 corner kicks, leading to penalty kicks.

Uganda was however able to convert only two kicks while their counterparts scored three.

Despite being knocked out at the quarter finals, the Ugandans have a chance to play for the COSAFA plate.

Uganda is under the stewardship of a known FUFA critic, Abdallah Mubiru, who is acting as a stand-in coach for Uganda Cranes head coach, Sebastien Desabre. Desabre is in Abu Dhabi with another Cranes squad preparing for the upcoming AFCON 2019 in Egypt.

When SoftPower News recently asked the FUFA President, Moses Magogo, on choosing Abdallah Mubiru as the stand in coach yet he is on record for opposing his leadership, he (Magogo) said FUFA believes in offering everybody a chance as long as they have potential, as opposed to their relationship with the football administration in the country.

Mubiru is also the head coach of Uganda Premier League side, Police FC.

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