Uganda Cranes makes it to the round of 16

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CAIRO, Egypt

Uganda Cranes is through to the round of 16 despite losing 2-0 to hosts Egypt at Cairo International Stadium on Sunday night in the ongoing Total Africa Cup of Nations.

The final result didn’t reflect the true picture of what Uganda Cranes displayed on the pitch especially before Mohamed Salah netted from a direct free kick and captain Ahmed Elmohamady Abdelfattah Aly added a second for his team.

Abdu Lumala, Emma Okwi and Allan Kyambadde all came close to handing Uganda Cranes the lead in the first half.

With DR Congo in action against Zimbabwe, it was all about collecting each team fighting for points to keep them in the competition except for Egypt who had already qualified following two wins from their opening two fixtures.

Onyango was stretchered off as he felt dizzy due to the bout of flu that attacked him two days before the game on Sunday. Hassan Wasswa Mawanda took over the Captain’s during the absence of Onyango.

Uganda finished 2nd in Group A while Egypt top with 9 points. DRC is 3rd with 3 points and Zimbabwe one point.

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