Uganda Cranes Fall Short

Uganda Cranes lost 3-2 to South Africa during an international build up match played at the Orlando stadium on Thursday, 10th June 2021.

Ibrahim Orit and second half substitute Abdul Lumala found the goals for Uganda Cranes in a match played under closed doors because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Bongokuhle Hlongwane and substitute Evidence Makgopa (brace) replied for the hosts.

Orit gave Uganda Cranes with a diving header off a telling cross from the right by team captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi in the 18th minute.

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Hlongwane found the equalizer for Bafana Bafana, a few minutes into the second half.

Makgopa then gave the hosts the lead and moments later doubled the advantage to build a two goal lead.

Lumala reduced the deficit to make it 3-2 for the visitors and grant the closing minutes of the game a tense ending.

Abdul Lumala, who came on for Allan Okello pulled a goal back for the Cranes in the 89th minutes but it proved a little too late for a turnaround.

Uganda Cranes Fall Short

The Cranes have not tasted victory in their last six games now with four defeats and two draws. The Cranes have also lost all four competitive games against South Africa in their history.

The game is preparing the two countries for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.