On Friday evening, the 1st day of 2021, hosts Cameroon were held a one-all draw at the the Pre- CHAN tournament by a 10 man Uganda at the StadeAhmadou Ahidjo. This tournament has four nations participating in it and it was put here to better the preparations of the nations that are going to take part in the final CHAN tournament.
Into the game, both the Indomitable Lions and The Cranes had players sent off in the different stages of the game but the earlier it was Ben Ocen of Uganda who got his matching orders before half time just after 12 minutes and later in stoppage Basile Yamkam was the player who was also shown red in stoppage time. Because of the red card shown the Police Forward, Uganda was forced to play the major part of the game with 10 men and the Indomitable lions capitalized on that hence taking a lead through Banga Bienvenue ‘sheader ball after a ball from Felix Oukine.
This forced Ugandan Coach Johnathan McKinistry into different substitution inorder to get the team balance and the first one came before half time as Joseph Ssemujju replaced Vipers’ Karim Watambala. After restart, he also brought on Viane Ssekajugo and BobosiByaruhanga for Joackim Ojera and Tonny Mawejjerespectively but before those second half substitutes, Uganda equalized mid-way in the second half after a beautiful inter-change with the URA FC forward Joackim Ojera.
The Cranes will play their next game against Zambia on Monday 4th January 2021 who play Niger on Saturday 2nd January 2021.
Junior Dande, Banga Salomon, Etame
Ngombe, Yankam Basile, Serge Andoulo,
Félix Oukine, Badouidana Onana, Ondoa
Edima Franck, Ako Assomo, Meyong Alfred,
Uganda Cranes ;
Joel Mutakubwa, Aziz Kayondo, Ashraf
Mandela, Paul Mbowa, Mustafa Mujuzi,
Tonny Mawejje (Bobosi Byaruhanga), Karim
Watambala (Joseph Ssemujju), Ben Ocen,
Joachim Ojera (Viane Ssekajugo), Milton