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Uganda defeat Mauritania to edge close to facing Black Stars in AFCON qualifiers

STITCH IN TIME: Geoffrey Massa celebrates after scoring Uganda’s second goal against Mauritania

STITCH IN TIME: Geoffrey Massa celebrates after scoring Uganda’s second goal against Mauritania

Uganda look set to qualify for the 2015 Nations Cup qualification group stage to face Ghana after a 2-0 first leg win over Mauritania over the weekend.

The winner of the two-legged tie will play the Black Stars in the group phase of the qualifier for the tournament in Morocco in January next year.

At the final whistle at Namboole on Saturday, sighs of relief could almost be heard through the nearly half-filled 40,000-capacity stadium.

The forgettable first 45 minutes had long been forgotten thanks to two well taken second half strikes by clinical substitute Brian Majwega and, on the day, a calm-personified Geoffrey Massa.

Cranes had a total of 250 complete passes while Mauritania managed only 81, which portrays Uganda’s dominance.

It is that kind of play that Uganda coach Micho will be hoping to carry on as a water-shed moment from the recent poor showings.

The aura was that of, ‘we are through. We travel to Ghana first before they come here.’

The four-time African champions, Ghana, Togo – who finished top of the 2006 Afcon/World Cup qualification group (Uganda finished second from bottom ahead of Guinea) and Guinea are Uganda’s opponents in Group E should the Cranes complete the task in Mauritania in a fortnight.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Draman Appiah says:

    Ghana won’t qualify to 2015 Morocco Afcon. Uganda is a tricky team which is fast improving. Ghana cannot even beat Guinea & Togo following shambols we are in after finishing bottom of the group at the world cup.
    Guinea and Togo will qualify from this group while Ghana is likely to finish bottom again.

  2. Pepper says:

    Yes,we will not qualify.

  3. Tetteh says:

    Appiah will fail us again

  4. Ghanaman says:

    Ghana is a big team in Africa… We would qualify even if we sent a womens team… Better behave you are dealing with some rich niggas!!

  5. selfmade says:

    People are simply ridiculous!! Ghana has a better head to head record against all the three teams and history ll repeat itself again! Ghana ll beat them all regardless of who is the coach!

    Check the head to head records andeducte yourselves!

  6. selfmade says:

    Uganda even lost their first leg to Mauritania!

  7. banger says:

    I DNT KNO WHY THESE IDIOTS ARE ON THIS SITE TALKIN SHIT THAT GH WILL NOT QUALIFY. DNT U GUYS HAV 419 TO GO DO OR SOMETHIN.I REALLY DOUBT U GUYS ARE GHANAIANS. BUNCH OF FOOLS

  8. Kofi says:

    AA needs to include Inkoom n Mubarak Wakaso in the first 11 if we’re to qualify in this tricky group.

  9. Kwabena says:

    Guinea and Uganda Cranes shouldn’t be handled with kid gloves …take these two teams serious AA.

  10. Kwame says:

    So what has Kwaku Bonsam have to say about our chances in this group???

  11. Kwabena says:

    Uganda and Guinea are our biggest threat to qualification.AA needs to start Wakaso and Inkoom if we’re to qualify for the Morocco AFCON edition.