Uganda sealed its place in the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, due in Cameroon next year with a 1-0 win over Cape Verde, in Kampala on Saturday. This will be Uganda’s seventh appearance in Africa’s biggest football tournament, since 1962.
Kampala Capital City Authority football club striker, Patrick Kaddu’s brilliant header, with 13 minutes left on the clock, broke the hitherto modest Cape Verde resistance. The Cranes only needed a draw to qualify.
The result confirmed Uganda Cranes on 13 points and the first country to book their slot in group L. On Sunday, second placed Taifa stars of Tanzania play Lesotho in Maseru. A win would move them to eight (8) points and a chance at qualification.
Lesotho sits at the bottom of group L, with two points. Cape Verde have four points after five matches. Uganda has not conceded a goal in the campaign.