AFCON Qualifiers: Uganda defeated by Tanzania to leave qualification chances hanging
Uganda Cranes suffered defeat at the hands of Tanzania as the two teams faced off on Friday.
In the game played at Suez Canal Authority Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt, the Taifa Stars got a 1-0 win.
Simon Msuva scored the lone goal of the game, coming midway through the second half.
Despite efforts from Uganda, Tanzania were able to defend and take all three points.
The coach made three changes at the start of the second half, bringing on Steven Sserwadda, Isma Mugulusi and Richard Basangwa with Siraje Ssentamu, Fahad Bayo and Faruku all paving way.
There were further changes with Allan Okello and Rogers Mato replacing Emmanuel Okwi and Sserwadda who got injured.
It’s another poor result for the Cranes in this ongoing campaign having started with a 2-0 away loss against Algeria before a home draw against Niger.
After the Niger game at Kitende, it was said that FUFA boss Moses Magogo gave Micho the Tanzania double-header to produce result or face sack.
With the second leg tie just days away, at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam, it promises to be another difficult outing for the Cranes, and Micho’s days as Coach may be numbered.
Uganda is bottom of Group F on only one point, while Tanzania now move second on four points.
Uganda 0-1 Tanzania@mtnug | @NileSpecial | @Nivana_Uganda | @BidcoUganda#UGATAN | #TotalEnergiesAFCONQ2023 pic.twitter.com/xbzwblQdXq
— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) March 24, 2023