CAF | Dejected Fans Call For FUFA Boss Resignation After Cranes Loss To Chipolopolo, Zambia 9 – Uganda 8

Posted October 13, 2012 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Sports ~ 5,213 views


By Ronnie Mayanja — Uganda’s national team ‘the Cranes’ lost their come back bid  for the Africa Cup of Nations to the Chipolopolo of Zambia after a 1-0 win at Nambole causing the two teams to duel it out on penalty shoot outs. This followed the Cranes defeat in Ndola, Zambia that meant that the two teams were level and only one could qualify to the next round. The Zambians who are defending champions were dominated and out played by the Cranes at Nambole but one goal was not enough to seal the Cranes victory.
After 17 goals scored during the penalty shoot out the cranes fell short after one Uganda penalty hit a post and Zambia’s goal keeper denied Uganda in the final spot-kick ending hopes of qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Uganda scored 8 penalties while Zambia scored 9 penalties causing the defending Champions to qualify.
However as the Uganda Cranes supporters left the Nambole stadium many vowed never to return to Nambole blaming FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa and his administration for the failure to qualify partly because FUFA set very high entry fees for the game effectively locking out the majority of the fans. A win for the cranes would have been the perfect Independence gift following Kiprotich’s Olympic Marathon win. Uganda last appeared in the Africa Cup of Nations in 1978 were they lost to Ghana’s shootings stars in the Final.
Uganda Diaspora News Team was in Nambole and now brings you some of the highlights in pictures.

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