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Uganda Hands W. Cup Advantage To Egypt After 0-0 Draw

Uganda’s chances of chasing the 20128 FIFA World Cup dream are almost over after the Cranes drew 0-0 with Ghana at Namboole on Saturday.

Uganda needed all three points to remain in contention of claiming a maiden World Cup ticket, but with 8 points, their campaign could be all over if Group ‘E’ leaders Egypt defeat Congo on Sunday in Alexandria.

Coach Moses Basena admitted the team were devastated following failure to win at home.

Uganda and Ghana settled for a similar scoreline when they met in the first game of the qualifiers.

“They presented a surprise team which was somehow a setback for our game plan,” Basena admitted.

LACK OF GOALS

A solid Ghanaian defense combined with a blunt Uganda Cranes attack saw the new-look Ghanaian team remain third while Uganda is second.

Off color Farouk Miya was the biggest culprit missing two key chances in either half while rookie Derrick Nsibambi missed a free header moments before he was replaced in the second half.

But for the first time Uganda’s defending looked suspect with the ball going in Onyango’s net twice with the referee disallowing both goals.

Onyango admitted the lack of fire power has affected the team. Uganda has so far scored two goals in the five games.

“We must be more clinical in order to qualify for such tournaments,” Onyango said.

“We have had clean sheets but we need to take our chances especially when you play tough opponents like Ghana,” he added.

If Egypt wins their game tomorrow, the final games will be rendered dead rubber material as the Pharaohs can secure World Cup qualification tomorrow.

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