Africa Cup Of Nations: Uganda Qualifies, Kenya And Tanzania Crash Out


On the dramatic last day of qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations over the weekend, Uganda secured a spot after a 39 year absence.

Uganda defeated Comoros by a lone goal at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala to ensure a place at the competition in Gabon.

Uganda scored the goal in the 38th minute thanks to Belgium based striker, Farouk Miya. The Cranes missed a lot of chances to put the contest to bed but was still able to secure victory.

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The Cranes finished as best runner up in Group D with 13 points, while Burkina Faso topped the group after grabbing a late winner against Botswana.

East African powerhouse Kenya finished bottom of their group despite getting a decent result away to Zambia. The one-all draw was not enough to subside Harambee stars’ poor start to the qualifications.

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Stanley Okumbi’s side won just one match, drew two and lost three.

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Tanzania was grouped alongside Nigeria and Egypt in the ‘group of death’. Taifa stars finished bottom with just one point loosing their final match to Nigeria by one goal.

The Pharaohs of Egypt registered 10 points finishing top of the group with Nigeria failing to qualify for the second tournament in a row.

Ethiopia had faint hopes of qualifying for the tournament but missed out on being one of the two best group runners-up to Uganda.

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Below is a round up of the teams that have qualified for the tournament in Gabon.

Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda.