Uganda 2-0 Congo DR: Cranes in Command of Group A

Uganda became the first surprise package of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.

A comfortable 2-0 win over DR Congo propelled them to the top of Group A – ahead of hosts Egypt on goal difference.

The Cranes last won at the showcase of African football in March 1978, defeating Nigeria in a semi-final before losing the title decider to hosts Ghana.
Uganda did not qualify again for the Cup of Nations until two years ago in Gabon when the best they managed in three group matches was a draw.

Uganda exposed poor defending by DR Congo at the Cairo International Stadium to score in each half through Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi.

Winning by two goals lifted Uganda to the top of the table, ahead of host nation Egypt on goal difference.

By Olamide Oyetunji

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