Uganda defeated 1:2 by CHAN debutantes Togo in Group C Match thriller

GROUP C: Rwanda 0:0 Morroco, Uganda 1-2 Togo (Friday, 22-01-2020).

Debutantes Togo stunned Uganda 2-1 in Group C of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) match of stunning goals at the tournament in Cameroon on Friday.

Defender Paul Mbowa inadvertently headed the ball into his own net early in the second-half to give the Sparrow Hawks an advantage.

The Cranes immediately searched for an equaliser and three minutes later midfielder Saidi Kyeyune succeeded by scoring a worldie which is a contender for Goal of the Tournament.

URA FC midfielder Saidi Kyeyune who came on a second half substitute for Tonny Mawejje collected from Shafik Kagimu to score what could the goal of tournament thundering a 40-yard shot into the back of the net via the underside of the crossbar.

Another classy goal was scored six minutes later when Togo winger Yendoutie Nane curled in a 20-yard shot via the underside of the crossbar to seal the victory for the Hawks.

The victory means Togo move to second in the group with three points while Morocco retain top spot with four points.

Rwanda who drew 0-0 with the Atlas Lions in the earlier game on Friday have two points while Uganda are bottom of the group with one point.

The Sparrow Hawks brightened their chances of making it to the quarter-final in their first appearance in the tournament after the hard fought victory.

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Uganda’s Dennis Iguma, Muhamad Shaban and skipper Mustafa Mujuzi were all booked, while Togo’s Messan Toudji and Abdoul Halimou Sama were also cautioned.

Uganda will play Morocco in their final group game at the Stade de la Réunification in Douala on Tuesday while Rwanda travel to Limbe to face Togo in the matches that will be played simultaneously.

The defeat means Uganda must beat log leaders and defending champions Morocco in the last and hope for a favourable result between Togo and Rwanda (preferably a draw) inorder to reach the tournament quater finals.

Cranes Starting XI

Charles Lukwago (GK), Denis Iguma, Aziz Kayondo, Mustafa Mujuzi, Paul Mbowa, Shafic Kagimu, Tonny Mawejje (C), Bright Anukani, Ibrahim Orit, Joachim Ojera, Shaban Mohammad.

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Togo Starting XI

Abdoul Moubarak Aigba (GK), 2Bilal Mousa, 6Abdoul Sabourh Bode, 6Messan Toudji, 8Marouf Tachakei (C), 9Abdoul Samou Tchatakora, 10Yendoutie Richard Nene 11Ismail Ouro Agoro, 14Abdoul Halimou Sama, 20Kokouvi Dodzi Amekoudi, 21Kparo Jarry Ahoro.

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