Uganda has played at the finals of Africa Cup of Nations seven times and still in the mix to seal qualification for next year’s edition in Cameroon.
The goalless draw against Burkina Faso on Wednesday at St. Mary’s, Kitende meant the Uganda Cranes will have to earn at least a point in the final qualifying game against Malawi on Monday.
Of the seven appearances for the Cranes at AFCON, qualification has been earned at home on six occasions. The only time Uganda qualified while playing away was in 1962, which was their first appearance.
On the way to qualifying for the 1962 edition Uganda had to overcome Kenya with the contest decided on drawing of lots after an identical 1-0 win for either side at home.
However, despite that history, Uganda Cranes skipper Dennis Onyango is confident the team can go to Malawi and pick a good result to see them through.
‘I’m happy with the performance of the boys especially in the second half. We played better football and created more chances but like the coach said, it is still in our hands despite getting just a point against Burkina Faso. We must go to Malawi with the right attitude and play for the positive result on Monday.’ He said after the game against Burkina Faso.
Uganda remains second in group B on 8 points and need just a point against Malawi on Monday, 29th March 2021 to qualify.
The Flames of Malawi nicked a 1-0 win off South Sudan to brighten their chances of qualification and will go into Monday’s clash needing just victory over Uganda.
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