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December 3, 2023

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South Africa came from a goal down to beat Uganda Cranes in Soweto

South Africa 3-2 Uganda

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana came from a goal down to edge Uganda Cranes in an international friendly played on Thursday night at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

The Cranes led 1-0 at halftime courtesy of Ibrahim Orit but the home side overturned the scoreline with three goals. 

Orit gave Uganda the lead in the 18th minute with a fine header from Emmanuel Okwi’s well delivered cross.

Substitute Evidence Makgoba scored the equalizer for Bafana Bafana in the 62nd minute when he finished off perfectly from Thabiso Kutumela’s cross. 

Hlongwane Bongokuhle then gave them the lead when he beat Mustafa Kizza and fired a low drive past Ismail Watenga five minutes later.

Makgoba made it 3-1 with another brilliant finish in the 83rd minute after capitalizing on another Cranes defensive mishap. 

Abdul Lumala, who came off the bench to replace Allan Okello, reduced the deficit for the Cranes when he scored from close range a minute to normal time.  

Line Ups Used

South Africa; Ronwen Williams(GK), Innocent Maela, Rushine De Reuck, Nkosinathi Sibisi, Sbusiso Mabiliso, Denwan Farmer, Ethan Duncan Brooks, Lebohang Kgosana Maboe, Craig Martin, Sphelele Mkhulise, Bongokhule Hlongwane

Subs: Njabulo Blom, Bruce Bvuma, Thabiso Kutumela, Evidence Makgopa, Aubrey Modiba, Njabulo Ngcobo

Uganda Cranes; Ismail Watenga (GK), Paul Willa, Halid Lwaliwa, Murushid Juuko, Mustafa Kizza, Taddeo Lwanga, Shafik Kagimu, Moses Waiswa, Allan Okello (Abdul Lumala), Ibrahim Orit (Isma Mugulusi), Emmanuel Okwi (C) (Steven Mukwala).

Subs: Charles Lukwago (GK), Aziz Kayondo, Muhamood Hassan, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Enock Walusimbi, Steven Sserwadda Mathias Kigonya (GK), Patrick Paul Mbowa.