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Uganda stun Ivory Coast in Pre-AFCON friendly

Uganda stun Ivory Coast in Pre-AFCON friendly

The Cranes of Uganda defeated Ivory Coast 0-1 in a pre AFCON Friendly played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today.

Farouk Miya’s penalty goal was all that was needed for the Cranes to register a famous win in their last preparation match before they take to the field on 22 June against DRC.

Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara started Nicolas Pepe, Jonathan Kodjia and Max Gradel upfront in a 4-3-3 formation while Zaha and Bony started the game on the bench.

On the other hand, Sebastian Desabre had Farouk Miya and Lumala Abdu spearheading a 4-4-2 attack.

It was Uganda who took the lead with a Farouk Miya penalty in 35 minutes to give Uganda a lead against the mighty Elephants.

Wilfried Zaha did eventually come in place of Max Gradel but couldn’t help Ivory Coast find the equalising goal.

The Cranes held on for a much needed victory and giving Desabre the much needed impetus going into AFCON.

An African football Journalist based in the town of Kabwe, Zambia. Kelvin is a former Media Officer at Kabwe Warriors FC, a professional team that plays in the Zambian Super Division. He worked there for three years. He is also a freelance Photographer and Graphic designer. A co-presenter of a Sports Show on Power FM local radio station in Kabwe.


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