In Summary
  • The central defender arrived in time to connect Mike Sserumaga’s searching corner after a run that underlined the hard work he has put in during training.
  • That ninth minute header ensured a crucial 1-0 victory over the fancied Ghanaians in the penultimate 2015 Nations Cup qualifier at Namboole Saturday evening.
  • The Cranes are now on seven points, one behind Ghana. Togo, who are on six, and Guinea – two points less, was a late kick off.
  • The gun posturing celebrations that followed from Kabugo only emphasised the importance of the goal.

KAMPALA

Savio Kabugo definitely took Emmanuel Adebayor’s advice. His committed run from his half under coach Micho Sredojevic’s frantic urging on the touchline was quite a tale.

The central defender arrived in time to connect Mike Sserumaga’s searching corner after a run that underlined the hard work he has put in during training.

Perhaps he had also taken on Adebayor’s advice of continuing the hard work after the two defeats to the West Africans.

That ninth minute header ensured a crucial 1-0 victory over the fancied Ghanaians in the penultimate 2015 Nations Cup qualifier at Namboole Saturday evening.

It may not be a collector’s item as he sneaked in on the blindside but will remain in the young man’s memory for years to come.

It was the first goal for the Sports Club Victory University (SCVU) defender in five Nations Cup qualifying games; his senior debut coming against the same opposition in the 1-1 first leg stalemate in Kumasi.

Uganda will now travel to Casablanca, Morocco to face Guinea on Wednesday knowing victory will end the 37 painful years of absence from the Afcon finals.

LATE KICK-OFF

The Cranes are now on seven points, one behind Ghana. Togo, who are on six, and Guinea – two points less, was a late kick off.

Under the watch of close to 30,000 spectators, Ghana had the earliest chance after Uganda conceded a corner and Christian Atsu delivered it immaculately. But Majeed Waris could only hold his head in frustration after missing the ball.

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