Uganda Cranes registered a landmark victory at the TOTAL AFCON Egypt 2019 finals, overcoming DR Congo 2-0 at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday.
A goal in each half by Patrick Henry Kaddu and Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, both great headers gave Sebastien Desabre’s charges the momentous win on the hot evening in Egypt.
Kaddu pounced home the opener after the quarter hour mark off Faruku Miya’s teasingly delivered corner kick.
Okwi also glanced home Miya’s free-kick as the second half kicked off much to wild celebrations from the fans who graced the match as well as the players and team officials.
All the three changes were called for by the two countries. Uganda in particular replaced Lumala, Kaddu and Miya for Allan Kyambadde, Isaac Muleme and Timothy Denis Awany respectively.
Uganda’s Okwi was named the TOTAL Man of the Match.
Uganda’s next game is on Wednesday against Zimbabwe warriors who lost 1-0 to Egypt on the opening day.
This was Uganda’s win at AFCON once again since 1978 after the 2-1 semi-final victory over Nigeria.
Watch highlights of the game below: