MATCH CENTRE

WED 19 NOVEMBER 2014, 18:00, CASABLANCA

2
VS
0

Guinea win, Uganda’s Afcon jinx continues

by Andrew Oryada

Wed November 19, 20:12

A goal in each half was enough to see Guinea beat 10-man Uganda Cranes 2-0 and qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Guinea, who needed a win, finished second behind Ghana in Group E, while Uganda’s Afcon qualification jinx continues.

The Cranes last qualified for Afcon in 1978.

After 23 minutes skipper IbrahimaTraore gave the hosts the lead at the Complexe Muhammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco. He curved the ball past the Ugandan defenders to beat goalkeeper Dennis Onyango.

The Cecafa giants settled after conceding, but failed to penetrate the Guinea defense. The attack of Geoffrey Massa and Farouk Miya failed to get shots on target.

In the second half the visitors returned strongly and run rings around the Ugandan team with clever passing and tactical play.

After 58 minutes Ugandan skipper Andrew Mwesigwa fouled in the box before he was sent to the dressing room for an early shower.
Soumah Seydouba who netted a hat-trick in the 4-1 win against Togo last weekend converted the penalty to make it 2-0.

Uganda Cranes tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic brought the fresh legs of Daniel Sserunkuma, Robert Ssentongo and Mike Sserumaga, but to no avail.

It was all celebrations for the few Guinea fans in the Stadium after the final whistle.

Guinea (1) 2 (Traore 22’ Soumah 60’pen)
Uganda 0

TEAMS

Guinea: Naby Yattara - Florentin Pogba, Fode Camara, Issiaga Sylla, Baissama Sankoh - Boubacar Fofana, Ibrahim Sory Conte, Naby Keita - Idrissa Sylla, Ibrahima Traore, Seydouba Soumah

Uganda: Denis Onyango - Isaac Isinde, Godfrey Walusimbi, Savio Kabugo, Andy Mwesigwa - Geoffrey Kizito, William Kizito Luwaga, Tonny Mawejje, Geoffrey Massa - Farouk Miya, Brian Majwega

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE CASABLANCA
GUINEA GOALS UGANDA GOALS
Ibrahima Traoré (23')
Seydouba Soumah (60')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
GUINEA STARTING LINEUP UGANDA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
18
Defender
0
Defender
58'
14
Defender
0
0
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
16
Defender
0
Midfielder
72'
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
60'
0
10
Forward/Striker
23'
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
11
SUBSTITUTIONS
Dan Sserunkuma
Forward/Striker
72'
0
CARDS
Andrew Mwesigwa
Defender
58'
14
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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