In a game they had to win to have a slim chance of reaching the quarter finals, Uganda faltered as they drew 1-1 with Zimbabwe.

William Manondo gave the Warriors a lead moments after the first half while Geoffrey Sserunkuma scored a late equaliser to salvage a draw but how did the boys rate on the day.

James Alitho 6.0: He made a couple of match winning saves and can’t be faulted for the goal he let in.

Joseph Nsubuga 4.0: He struggled all day as the Zimbabwean targeted him. He the weakest link in the Cranes back four.

Joseph Ochaya 6.0: He looked disinterested and had a poor show by his standards. He should have done better to track down Manondo as he scored for Zimbabwe.

Bernard Muwanga 5.5: Beaten by Manondo’s pace for the opener as Cranes tried to reshape defence.
Richard Kasagga 5.5: He failed to read the game well as well organise his backline. Later withdrawn for Okhuti as Cranes searched for goal.

Ivan Ntege 6.0: He was left exposed in the centre of the pack as his partners Awani and Kezironi failed to track opponents.

Timothy Awani 6.0: He was sloppy in possession and faulted for the goal but made it up with a well-executed cross for Sserunkuma’s header.

Kezironi Kizito 5.0: He was a busy body on the pitch all day. He was poor without possession and didn’t use the ball well when he had it.

Farouk Miya 6.5: He started as a false nine on his return and should have gotten on the score sheet but thrice denied by the goalkeeper.

Erisa Ssekisambu 5.0: His combination with Nsubuga down the right flank was ineffective.

Isaac Muleme 5.0: He was meant to offer an alternative dimension to the Cranes front three but struggled all day.

Substitutes

Ceaser Okhuti 5.5: His introduction added numbers to the attack but denied by the goalie.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma 7.0: He scored the lone goal for The Cranes with a well taken header. Right place, right time, perfect execution.

Edirisa Lubega 5.5: The youngster’s pace troubled the opposition defence and for starters, it was a good performance.