Majwega, Massa Goals Enough To Give Cranes Win Over Mauritania

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Uganda Cranes have brightened their chances of qualifying for the Group stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers after a 2-0 against Mauritania this evening.

Uganda Cranes have brightened their chances of qualifying for the Group stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers after a 2-0 against Mauritania this evening.
Two second half goals by substitute Brian Majwega and South African based professional Geoffrey Massa were enough to silence the Mauritania team. Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and the State Minister for Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi also graced the match.
Earlier in the first half Massa and Brian Umony missed good scoring opportunities, while Adama Ba’s only shot for the visitors in the first half at goal went wide.
After a goalless first half, Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic returned to make a tactical change with Majwega replacing Kizito Luwagga. The KCCA FC winger capitalized on a mistake by Mauritania’s defender Fall Yakoub who failed to cear Dennis Iguma’s hard shot. The ball bounced in the box and Majwega made no mistake scoring in the 47th minute.
Later Umony who is making a return to the national team after over two years made a solo run, but his shot was parried away for a corner. The next chance for the dominating Cranes fell to Moses Oloya who failed to connect the ball past the Mauritania goalkeeper Brahim Souleimane.
Tanzania based professional Emmanuel Okwi who needed a late fitness test to get a chance on the line-up soon replaced Umony. After 10 minutes The University of Pretoria striker Massa neatly received a pass from Majwega and cleverly finished with a well taken shot to make it 2-0 after 68 mintes.
Although the visitors did not really threaten the Cranes, Khalil Moulaye Ahmed showed flashes of brilliance in the game. The Mauritania team soon brough the fresh legs of Sanba El vrulauy and Samb Ahmed, but they failed to change the flow of the game.
The winner over two legs will join the Group that has Guinea, Togo and the Black Stars of Ghana.