World Cup Qualifier | Uganda Sink Angola To Top Group, Final Score 2 -1

Posted June 15, 2013 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in African Football ~ 2,799 views


Uganda moved to the top of Group J in 2014 World Cup qualifiers, defeating Angola 2-1 in an action-packed match in Kampala on Saturday afternoon.

In a fiercely-contested encounter that saw both sides end the match with 10 men after the sending off of Hassan Wasswa (Uganda) and Fabricio (Angola), the Cranes scored two late goals to claim a dramatic win which keeps then in with a strong chance of progressing to the next phase.

After a goalless first half, Job gave Angola a surprise lead in the 57th minute and Wasswa’s red card followed shortly thereafter. Uganda were both a goal and a man down, but they fought back in the dying minutes. Emmanuel Okwi made it 1-1 in the 83rd minute to give them a glimmer of hope.

Further encouragement arrived three minutes later when Fabricio was given his marching orders, and on 89 minutes Tonny Mawejje struck the winner to give the Cranes a most dramatic victory.

Uganda top Group J with eight points from five matches, but could be usurped by Senegal, who play away to Liberia on Sunday. Angola are third on four points but have been mathematically eliminated from contention for the next phase.

Uganda’s final game will be a do-or-die showdown against Senegal in Dakar in September.

Source — Super Sport

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