The Uganda Cranes Friday evening lost 2-1 to the Sparrow Hawks of Togo in their second fixture of the Total Chan 2020 played at the Stade de la Reunification-Douala in Cameroon.
And Consequently, it has now become almost impossible for coach Johnathan Mckinstry and his boys to get out of group C.
Although the Cranes had spent a bigger part of the first half on the receiving end, including clearing the ball off the line in the early minutes, they managed to hold on until the half time whistle was blown. Thus, both teams went into the break goalless.
After the break, Mckinstry made a tactical midfield substitution bringing on Saidi Kyeyune for Tonny Mawejje.
The Cranes could in a few minutes later conceed an own goal thanks to defender Patrick Mbowa.
However, three minutes later, Kyeyune did not only level matters for Uganda but also scored one of the goals that may end up the best of the tournament.
Despite the hope and belief that Kyeyune’s screamer had given Ugandans, forward Yendoutie Richard Nane restored the West Africans’ lead incredibly scoring an equally cracking goal.
Having drawn 0-0 against Rwanda in the other game of the group, Morocco now lead the table with four points, Togo second on three, Rwanda follow with two while Uganda are bottom with a single point.
Uganda’s last fixture will be against Morocco as Rwanda and Togo face off simultaneously.
Charles Lukwago, Dennis Iguma, Aziz Kayondo, Paul Mbowa, Musitafa Mujjuzi, Shafik Kagimu, Tonny Mawejje, Bright Anukani, Muhammad Shaban, Ibrahim Orit, Joackim Ojera