Following a 2-0 victory over Niger last night, Uganda Cranes unfortunately failed to secure a spot in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations due to Tanzania’s draw against Algeria.
KAMPALA, UGANDA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — Uganda Cranes faced a disappointing outcome as they beat Niger 2-0 in Morocco but failed to qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) due to Tanzania’s draw against Algeria.
Despite their victory against Niger, Uganda’s hopes rested on Tanzania losing to Algeria. The Cranes secured an early lead with goals from Aziz Kayondo and Joseph Ochaya, winning 2-0.
However, Tanzania’s goalless draw with Algeria dashed Uganda’s hopes.
Tanzania’s draw earned them 8 points, placing them one point ahead of Uganda, who finished third in the group. Algeria topped the group.
This marks the second consecutive AFCON tournament that Uganda will miss, having also failed to qualify in 2021. The Cranes must now regroup and prepare for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers starting in November.
In the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Uganda is drawn in Group G alongside Algeria, Guinea, Mozambique, Botswana, and Somalia. They will aim to secure the top spot in the group to qualify for the 2026 World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by 16 cities in three North American countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
— Uganda Cranes (@UgandaCranes) September 7, 2023
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