Video AFCON: Wild jubilation as Uganda break 38-year jinx

There was wild celebration in Kampala as Uganda defeated Comoros to qualify for their first Africa Cup of Nations, since 1978.

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The Mandela National Stadium in Namboole, Kampala was thrown into wild jubilation, after the Cranes of Uganda piped Comoros 1-0 to secure a place in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Burkina Faso scored nine minutes into stoppage time in Ouagadougou to edge Botswana 2-1 and top the standings on the head-to-head rule after a match in which three players were red-carded, AFP reports.

Uganda defeated the Comoros 1-0 before a capacity 45,000 Kampala crowd to finish second and clinch one of the two places reserved for the best runners-up.

Several dignitaries, who were in attendance for the game including first lady Janet Kataha and millions of Ugandans across the streets also went gay, after the qualification.

Uganda thrilled soccer fans when they last played in the African Cup of Nations staged in Ghana in 1978-finished runners up, as host nations Ghana, who were inspired in front of their home fans put two balls at the back of their net.

 

 

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