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May 29, 2024

“Tremendous job”, Onyango lauds Kajoba after Ajaib’s heroics

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Uganda Cranes assistant captain and first choice goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian stood out as the custodian produced a man of the match performance against Senegal.

“Tremendous job,” Onyango lauds Kajoba after Ajaib’s heroics

Thursday – Former Uganda Cranes and the current South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has praised Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba following Uganda Cranes 1-0 win over Senegal in the ongoing CHAN.

Uganda Cranes assistant captain and first choice goalkeeper Alionzi Nafian stood out as the custodian produced a man of the match performance against the West Africans at the 19 May 1956 Stadium, Algeria.

Ajaib Nafian is Uganda Cranes assistant captain at the CHAN tournament in Algeria.

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Senegal were the better side having managed 75 dangerous attacks against Uganda’s 47, but Alionzi was not about to disappoint. The URA shot-stopper also stopped Cheikh Tidiane Sidibe’s 25th minute penalty.

“Credit to Fred Kajoba for a tremendous job he does with the goalkeepers,” Onyango tweeted.

Alionzi was recently voted the goalkeeper of the tournament in the just concluded FUFA Drum. West Nile Province, captained by Alionzi won the tournament after a 3-2 aggregate win over finalists Lango Province.

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Uganda has started the CHAN tournament on a high. The Cranes are top of Group with four points after a win and a draw, Senegal slip to second with 3 points. DR Congo and Ivory Coast are fourth and fifth respectively.

The Cranes host Ivory Coast in Match Day 3 on Sunday 22 January at Nelson Mandela Stadium. A win will leave the East African country finishing top of Group B.

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