Saturday, June 15, 2013

Uganda 2 - Angola 1

Kampala was the site for Uganda's home match against Angola.  Uganda would take the group lead with a victory.  Uganda had the best chance of the first period, but it was a difficult one.  Geofrey Massa tried an audacious chip, but the trajectory was too high and allowed the defense to clear the ball.  The first half ended with no score.

Angola had the opener a dozen minutes after the restart.  Job was left unmarked from the left of the half circle, and he coolly curled his shot in at the far post for 1-0.  With seven minutes to go, a huge stroke of luck leveled the score.  Emmanuel Okwi attempted a cross from well outside the box, but the cross tailed on him and ended up carrying into the net beyond the reach of a befuddled goalkeeper.  Fabricio worsened the effects of the equalizer by being shown a red for Angola in minute 86 after he took down Hamis Kizza, who otherwise was in on goal, leaving the Black Antelopes down a man.  In the final minute of regulation, Uganda took their first lead of the afternoon.  A lazy cross from Okwi found a wide-open Tonny Mawejje at the mouth of goal, and his simple header did the job.  Uganda win 2-1.  As a result, Angola have been eliminated from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Uganda 8 pts 0
Senegal 6 pts +2
Angola OUT
Liberia 4 pts -1

Emmanuel Okwi 83
Tonny Mawejje 89

Job 57

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