Monday January 20 2014

Chan: Live updates of Cranes Vs Morocco Atlas Lions

By DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE

9:56 EAT: It means Morocco and Zimbabwe advance with five points each and Morocco holds a better goal difference

Uganda finished third in the group with four points. Burkinabe finish bottom with two points.

Zimbabwe 1-0 Burkina Faso.

9: 55 EAT: FULL TIME: Uganda 1-3 Morocco

Danger man Abdelkbir El Ouadi seals it. After Olaki failed to convert from the other end, Morocco's counter attack forced a brilliant save from Ochan but El Ouadi puts the ball in an empty net.

9: 52 EAT: GOOOOAAAAALLLLL. Morocco 3-1 Uganda

9:48 EAT: And its five minutes left for the Cranes to save their slot in the tournament.

9:39 EAT: Cranes fail to deal with the ball, forcing Ochan to make another vital save.

9: 36 EAT: 77' - GOOOAAAAALLLLLL

Morocco 2-1 Uganda

9: 35 EAT: Cranes' custodian Benjamin Ochan strings another save after Morocco's winger Abdelkbir El Ouadi is set free on the left.

9:33 EAT:Morocco's seventh corner kick of the match is poorly executed and the Cranes yet again start another move

9:32: Yunus Ssentamu, Brian Majwega and Fancis Olaki have set an intent to leave the Moroccans with misery.

9:30 EAT:And the Cranes look to steal the momentum. Still 1-all with 20 minutes of play left.

9: 24 EAT: MOROCCO SUBSTITUTION: Morocco's goal scorer Abedssamad Rafik off for Zakaria Hadraf

9:21 EAT: UGANDA SUBSTITUTION: Hassan Wasswa paves way for Francis Olaki.

As it stands, Uganda move to five points, onlevel with Zimbabwe and Morocco moved to third on three. Tough mathematics .

Morocco’s Adil Karrouchy is shown yellow by centre referee Janny Zikazwe for a foul on Francis Olaki

9: 18 EAT: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. Uganda 1-1 Morocco. Yunus Ssentamu beats a defender to tap in his third goal of the tournament.

9: 15 EAT: At the Anthole Stadium, Zimbabwe takes the lead against Burkinabe. Zimbabwe now moves up to second on five (just like Morocco). Uganda drops to third hence no advancement.

9:13 EAT: Wadada crosses with his left foot from the right but Ssentamu's header is deflected. A resultant corner is a wasted effort

9:12 EAT: Mohsine Moutaouali attempts to check Benjamin Ochan from outside the area but it goes wide

9: 09 EAT: Morocco's Mohamed Abarhoun shields the ball from Yunus Ssentamu to loosen tension as Cranes search for an early equaliser

9:04: 45' - UGANDAN SUBSTITUTION: Nicholas Wadada replaces Julius Ntambi

8: 55 EAT: As it stands, Morocco will progress as leaders on five points. Uganda are second with four, Zimbabwe three and Burkinabe just two.

Cranes' left winger Brian Majwega has looked potent but Yunus Ssentamu must be a little sharper in the next 45 minutes. Cranes' defence ought to shut out Morocco's winger Abdelkbir El Ouadi who not only assisted the goal but also been a thorn on the left of coach Micho Sredojevic's outfit.

8:47: HALF-TIME. Uganda 0-1 Morocco. Elsewhere, Zimbabwe 0-0 Burkinabe.

8:46 EAT: Morocco is looking to hold onto the half-time lead with their first goal against Uganda in three meetings

8: 31 EAT: Cranes win corner kick but are denied a goal on three attempts in succession. As it stands, Morocco top to five points, Uganda are second on four.

8: 27 EAT: GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL. And Morocco break the dead lock. Abdelkbir El Ouadi sets up Abedssamad Rafik from the left to give Morocco the lead two minutes to the half hour mark. Cranes' defence left in wonder

8: 24 EAT: Uganda has one shot on target while Morocco is yet to find one. One the other side, Kayizzi sees yellow after fouling Abdelkbir El Ouadi to break down a Moroccan counter attack.

8: 20EAT: Twenty minutes gone and its Uganda 0-0 Morocco

8:18EAT: Majwega crosses, Morocco defence fails to handle his effort and Vincent Kayizzi's shot is blocked. Still goalless but nervy at the Cape Town Stadium.

Its a third of the first half played and Morocco are looking the better side so far, enjoying some possession in the Cranes' half.

Uganda Cranes Starting X1: Benjamin Ochan, Julius Ntambi, Isaac Muleme, Richard Kasagga, Savio Kabugo, Hassan Wasswa, Denis Iguma, Vincent Kayizzi, Ivan Ntege, Yunus Ssentamu

And its the final action of the group B matches where the Uganda Cranes take on Morocco's Atlas Lions at the Cape Town Stadium. The Cranes need just a draw with Morocco to progress as group leaders. Should Morocco beat Uganda and Zimbabwe pick maximum points off Burkina Faso, the Cranes will be eliminated from the tournament.

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