Uganda Cranes played to a non scoring draw against Malawi during an international build up match played on Tuesday at Mandela National Stadium.

This was the second international build up match played in three days following Saturday’s emphatic 3-1 victory against Sao Tome and Principe at the same venue.

Yunus Sentamu had a chance in the first half to give Uganda Cranes the lead but his left footed shot after dribbling past two defender hit the side netting.

Goalkeeper and captain Denis Onyango made two world class saves to help the Uganda Cranes at least earn a point from the game.

Abraham Ndugwa was the first player to be introduced in the 52nd minute when came on for Milton Karisa.

William Kizito Luwagga replaced Emmanuel Arnold Okwi after an hour of action before Sentamu paved way for Derrick Nsibambi.

Striker Fahad was the final substitution, replacing Joseph Ochaya, deep in added time.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo was among the high profile guests who watched the game.

The two matches (against Sao Tome and Principe as well as that of Malawi) were meant to prepare the Uganda Cranes in the upcoming matches of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Tanzania and Lesotho.