Fahad Bayo battles North East region defender Julius Ocen for ball possession during the first half

Uganda Cranes Regional Tours 2019 (Namutima)

  • North East Region Select 0-4 Uganda Cranes

Uganda Cranes registered a comprehensive 4-0 victory against the North East select team during a regional tour match played at the Katakwi High School playground on Saturday.

Hassan Ssenyonjo (shirt 22) is congratulated after scoring the fourth goal

KCCA’s left Mustafa Kizza, Vipers’ striker Fahad Bayo, URA midfielder Joackim Ojeera and Wakiso Giants’ Hassan Ssenyonjo all scored as the side claimed a crucial victory.

Uganda Cranes led 2-0 by the mandatory half time break through Kizza’s penalty and a close range finish by Bayo.

Kizza struck from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute when defender Steven Oriokot fouled Ojeera in the penalty area.

Eight minutes later, Bayo tapped home the second from close range following a school boy mistake from goalkeeper Joshua Okwaput after an earlier back pass from Oriokot.

In the second half, Mutyaba and Anukani tested goalkeeper Okwaput before Ojeera headed home the third at the near post off Kizza’s curling corner kick.

Second half substitute Hassan Ssenyonjo, who had replaced Shafik Kagimu combined with fellow sub Mutyaba for the fourth and final goal on the day.