By Our Sports Reporters
The Uganda Cranes braved a heavy down pour to force a goal-less draw against a physical Mali national football team in an entertaining game played at St. Mary’s Kitende stadium .
The game played on – artificial turf saw the Cranes’ defender Murushid Juuko given marching orders for elbowing the big man Ibrahima Kone.
Mali fielded some top European based players including – RB Leipzig player Amadou Haidara, Stade Rennais’ Hamari Traoré and second half substitute Adama Traore who plays for Hatayspor in Turkey and all caused trouble for a relatively young- new look Cranes.
Uganda Cranes now coached by veteran -Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic -who says Uganda is his second home have registered two draws in their two opening games in a tough group for the 2022 Qatar World Cup . The next qualifiers will be played against Rwanda next month.
During the world Cup qualifier Uganda also showcased the Ugandan made Kayoola Diesel Coach – luxiour highfloor bus -the only one of a kind in east and Central Africa- after Fufa entered into a mutual partnership with Kiira Motors to transport the visiting Mali national team for all the time they were in Uganda .
The bus excited football loving Ugandans – went viral on social media and Executives at Kiira Motors have pledged to offer more buses to Fufa during the Rwanda World Cup qualifying game in Kampala next month.
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