Why Uganda Cranes lost game to Senegal in Morocco

The Uganda Crested Cranes lost 2-0 to Senegal in their opening match at the on-going TotalEnergies Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) 2022 in Morocco on Sunday.

Ndeye Awa Diakhate and Nguenar Ndiaye scored in each half for Senegal at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium.

The Crested Cranes came into the match with lots of confidence having stopped Zambia 5-0 in an international friendly match few days ago. 

But the Senegal team proved a harder opponent as they used the 4-2-3-1 syatem of play against Uganda’s 4-3-3.

After 39 minutes Diakhate converted a penalty after some poor defending by Uganda Crested Cranes.

In the second half coach George William Lutalo made some changes and the Ugandan team looked more lively.

But after 50 minutes Ndiaye made it 2-0 after she run and beat Uganda’s goalkeeper Ruth Arturo. The referee had to consult the VAR system to check for a probable off-side, but the goal stood.

“We need to go back to the drawing board and plan for the second match against Morocco,” said coach Lutalo after the match.

While Senegal now top Group A with three points and two goals, hosts Morocco who beat Burkina Faso 1-0 on Saturday are second, while Uganda are bottom of the log.


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