South Africa 3-2 Uganda: Bafana Bafana comes from behind to punish Cranes

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KAARO KARUNGI | SPORTS –  Uganda Cranes was ahead by halftime as the Vipers midfielder Ibrahim Orit scored in the 17th minutes after kickoff.


Bafana Bafana came from behind to win the much anticipated international friend, beating Cranes 3-2 on Thursday.


Baroka Fc midfielder Evidence Makgopa leveled for Bafana Bafana in the 62nd minutes. Maritzburg Utd player Bongokuhle Hlongwane doubled the lead 22nd minutes into the second half. Evidence Makgopa booked his brace in the 83rd minute.


Forward Lumala Abdu’s in the 89th minute couldn’t save the cranes from being punished in South Africa.


“I want to thank God that we finished the game successfully today without any serious injuries and I believe we have seen that we have a lot to do in the coming months so that we be ready for 2022 World Cup qualifiers. And there are so many positives that we can look at today, we have seen so many good players, new players into the team that we can build to have a strong team,” Cranes Captain Emmanuel Okwi said after the disappointing result.


“It was completely too deferent halves, so we have a very beautiful game in the first half. We had shots on goal and we had a lead in the first half. Second half we switched off and then we were punished.” – Cranes coach Abdullah Mubiru on the lose to Bafana Bafana.


Ibrahim Orit (L), Allan Okello (R) celebrating Crane goal in the 17th
Ibrahim Orit (L), Allan Okello (R) celebrating Crane goal in the 17th
Uganda National team.
Uganda National team.


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