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Uganda beat Slovenia in pre-AFCON friendly


Photo: Uganda FA Twitter

Egypt’s group opponents Uganda claimed a 1-0 victory over Slovenia in a friendly game in preparation for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Onduparaka FC striker Muhammad Shaban scored the game’s only goal in the first half to give the Cranes a win in the match that was played behind closed doors in the UAE.

The victory comes two days after the Cranes lost 2-0 in a pre-Africa Cup of Nations friendly against North African side Tunisia.

They will next face Slovakia on Sunday before finalising their preparations with a friendly against reigning African champions Ivory Coast on Wednesday. The Africa Cup of Nations is set to kick-off on Jan. 14 in Gabon.

Uganda were drawn in Group D alongside Egypt, Ghana and Mali. The Pharaohs will play their first match on the 17th against Mali before going head to head with Uganda on Jan. 21.

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  1. NussMasri

    January 7, 2017 at 1:05 AM

    Uganda looks like a solid team that may give us trouble in World Cup qualifying.

  2. Denis Etriga Munguci

    January 7, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Uganda could be be up for surprises come this AFCON 2017

  3. kiyaga Clayouson

    January 7, 2017 at 11:56 AM

    I also believe with your comments Mr Etriga

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