Uganda Cranes return to the Africa Cup of Nations after 39 years ended yesterday and was marked by a point and their 1st goal at the tournament since 1978 in the final game aginst Mali
The Cranes drew 1-1 with the Mali in the two countries last group match played at a waterlogged Stade D’Oyem following a down pour before the official warm up sessions.
Standard Liege’s midfielder Faruku Miya opened the scoring with a wonder strike from 25 yards after 69 minutes before Lille play maker Yves Bissouma quickly responded with a stunning free-kick three minutes later.
A point earned and a goal for the Cranes means they leave the tournament after 39 years with at least a goal and a point.
Uganda and Mali have no more business in Gabon and now return home.
AFCON 2017 (Group D) Final Matches:
Uganda 1-1 Mali – Stade D’ Oyem
Ghana 0-1 Egypt – Port Gentil
Group D Final Group Standings (In Bold move to the next stage)
Team Name Played Wins Draws Points
1.Egypt 3 2 1 7
2.Ghana 3 2 0 6
3.Mali 3 0 2 2
4.Uganda 3 0 1 1