Group B Results

  • Ivory Coast 3-1 Uganda
  • Senegal 3-0 DR Congo

The Local based Uganda Cranes fell to Ivory Coast 3-1 at the Nelson Mandela stadium, Algiers to exit the tournament at the group stages.

Moses Waiswa lone goal wasn’t enough as the Elephants held on till the final whistle to advance as the second team behind leaders Senegal who beat DR Congo in their group game.

Sankara Karamoko headed the Ivorians into the lead in the 12th minute before Vignon Outro doubled the lead in the 27th minute.

Moses Waiswa halved the deficit in the 31st minute converting from his spot after Rogers Mato was fouled in the area.

At halftime, midfielders Travis Mutyaba and Titus Ssematimba for Frank Ssebuufu and Karim Watambala respectively and the Cranes started to dominate as Karisa, Mato and Ssematimba came close.

Cranes hopes were quashed in the 78th minute when man of the match Karamoko beat the Cranes defence with his skill and set up Aubin Kouame Kramo who sealed the victory with a well taken goal.

Alionzi Nafian made two telling saves late on to keep the score line respectable.

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