Uganda Cranes lost 2-1 in the practice match played against Island nation Madagascar at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday.

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) fc midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba gave Cranes the lead after 28 minutes as Uganda took control of the game into the half time break.

Rio Carlous Anoriananicinos  scored twice in the second half for the maximum points.

Carlous’ goals came in the 49th and 88th minutes to give Madagascar a famous victory.

Uganda Cranes’ technical team used two different teams for either halves.

Team captain and first choice goalkeeper Dennis Onyango was the only un-used substitute in the match.

Uganda is preparing for for the up-coming 2018 FIFA World Cup group E qualifier against Ghana Black Stars this Saturday at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The team will regroup for Thursday training at Mandela National Stadium, starting 4 p.m.