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Uganda Cranes proved too strong for Kitara Region Select in an 2017 regional tour game played at the Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal with the visitors easily running out 3-1 winners.

A first half brace by striker, Emmanuel Okwi and a goal Nelson Senkatuka gave Cranes well deserved win.

In the second stanza the Micho’s coached side brought in a new set of players that included on form defender Savio Kabugo.

It took until the 61st minute for the home side to get a consolation goal thanks to second half subsitute Beckam Musoki.

Musoki, on for Kasonki, finished brilliantly from a tight angle amid jubilations by thousands of fans as Cranes sought for intersections with the fans in the tour.

Cranes nearly pulled a fourth back in the 79th minute from Kabugo header but thanks to Kwizera who grabbed the ball on the line.

The match ended soon after with Cranes now turning their attention to AFCON 2019 qualifiers aganist Cape Verde in June.

Uganda Cranes Team 1:
Ismael Watenga (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Martin Kiiza, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Halid Lwaliwa, Deus Bukenya, Robert Kakeeto, Shafiq Kagimu, Nelson Senkatuka, Emmanuel Okwi, Milton Karisa

Uganda Cranes Team 2: Saidi Keni (G.K), Allan Drajua, John Adriko, Savio Kabugo, Benard Muwanga, Tadeo Lwanga, Francis Olaki, Ali Gift, Erisa Ssekisambu, Isaac Jjunju, Nicholas Kasozi

Kitara Region XI: Isaac Kwizera, Denis Alion, Timothy Kato, Gerrald Bairenzi, Maxwello Owarinzingui, Augustine Kacancu, Godfrey Kasingo, Ronald Kyamanywa, Patrick Kusemerererwa, Silvester Mumber, Vincent Kasonki

Subs: Jamil Kiyimba, Ramadhan Karim, Emmanuel Amanyirebyona, Job Talemwa, Beckam Musoki, Ezekel Agaba, Harrison Kwezi

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