PHOTOS: Uganda Break Jinx to Qualify for Afcon Finals

Cranes players lift tactician Micho high in the sky after the game.(PHOTOS:Kenneth Kazibwe/Chimpreports)

Uganda on Sunday wrote history when they qualified for the 2017 Afcon finals in Gabon thanks to a 34th minute goal from Farouk Miya that sunk Comoros.

The visitors were only lucky not to have conceded a number of goals thanks to their goalkeeper Ahamada who denied Cranes a chance to see the back of the net.

Cranes players celeberate the win on Sunday.

Cranes players celebrate the win on Sunday.

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The special moment came in the 34th minute when Moses Oloya set up Miya to send a shot that went past the hosts’ goalkeeper giving Uganda the deserved lead.

It was a moment of madness as fans went crazy after the goal that ensured Uganda qualified after 38 years since the 1978 finals held in Ghana.

The team that delivered Uganda to the promised land.

The team that delivered Uganda to the promised land.

The visitors started the second half with a lot of energy that saw them test Cranes custodian Dennis Onyango but he stood firm sending the ball away for a corner that later yielded nothing.

The Cranes continued pressing hard in the second half only to miss more chances that would have ensured the home team put the lead beyond reach.

Fans were the twelveth player on the day.

Fans were the twelfth  player on the day.

Right back and Vipers’ captain Nicholas Wadada is one player who can’t go unnoticed on day after a brilliant display of skills at Namboole as Uganda beat Comoros.

It was celebrations all over the  4300 seater stadium that had been filled to capacity  after the final whistle that saw fans throng into the pitch to celebrate with the Cranes players.

Players celebrate the goal.

Players celebrate the goal.

Players were seen lifting the Cranes tactician Milutin Sredjovic Micho whose heroic tactics had delivered Uganda to the Promised Land after 38 years of suffering and near misses.

It was indeed a historic moment witnessed by the First Lady Janet Museveni, approved also the Education Minister, viagra who was the chief guest on the day.

Nicholas Wadada had a good day.

Nicholas Wadada had a good day.

The win ensured Uganda was level on points in group D with leaders Burkina Faso who had to wait for a late minute winner against Botswana.




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