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Cranes loses, becomes first country to leave AFCON

The Uganda national team – Cranes played its last game against Mali at the African Cup of Nations final in Gabon on Jan.25.

But, this game had no consequence to the cranes as the team had already been beaten out of the competition first by Ghana and then Egypt both games ending 1:0. Egypt’s goal came two minutes to full time. While speaking to journalists, the Cranes Coach Micho Sredojevic attributed the loss in the two games to a mistake and a late defensive lapse. He said his boys put up a good fight considering the fact that they were playing teams that are used to playing at AFCON.

In the historic game for Uganda having last qualified for the tournament 39 years ago, the country played Egypt, Ghana and Mali in group D.

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