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Uganda Cranes lose to Zimbabwe, Sudan hold Kenya in friendlies.

Uganda Cranes suffered a 2-0 defeat on Tuesday May 31 in a friendly match played at Rufaro stadium in Harare with  Zimbabwe.

The match was played in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations qualification match with Botswana scheduled June 4th 2016.

A brace from Tennage Hadebe in the first half  gave the Harare stars more confidence ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualification match with Malawi while pondering Crane’s chances ahead of Botswana.

Melvyn Lorenzen was given his debut chance to shine in Uganda Cranes jersey and was very impressive.

Cranes will continue with their preparation in Zimbabwe before traveling to Botswana on June 3rd 2016.

The Cranes first eleven that took part in the game include; Robert Ondongkara (GK), Denis Iguma, Godfrey Walsuimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murusgid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Luwagga Kizito, Yassar Mugerwa, Geoffrey Massa (Capt), Lorenzen Melvyn, Emmanuel Okwi

Substitutes;Denis Onyango, Joseph Ochaya, Aucho Khalid, Tony Mawejje, Edris Lubega, Erisa Sekisambu and Davis Kasirye.

Meanwhile, at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani in Kenya, the visitors Sudan held ten-man Kenya to a 1-1 draw after  second half substitute Francis Kahata was sent off for a second bookable offense on the 90th minute.

Nazar Hamid put  Sudan in the lead twenty four minutes into the game against a run of play, a scoreline which stood into the interval.

However, the Harambee Stars showed resilience and equalised in stoppage time through Mandela header from Victor Ali Abondo free-kick.

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