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Farouk Miya fires Uganda to 2017 AFCON finals

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 04, 18:35

Farouk Miya's goal earned Uganda a 1-0 win over Comoros in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Sunday afternoon.

As a result Uganda qualified for the 2017 AFCON finals for the first time since 1978, while Comoros failed to book their place at the finals.

The Cranes of Uganda dominated the opening stages of the game, but they failed to beat Ali Ahamada in the Comoros goal-posts.

However, they had to wait until the 38th minute to break the deadlock and it was Farouk Miya who finally fired past Ahamada to make it 1-0 to Uganda.

In the 71st minute, Comoros nearly conceded an own goal as Uganda continued to press them for another goal, but Nadjim Abdou cleared the ball away.

Both sides launched attacks in search of a late goal, but it never came and Uganda emerged 1-0 winners on the afternoon.

Uganda (1) 1 (Miya 38')
Comoros (0) 0

Uganda: D.Onyango, N.Wadada, J.Ochaya, K.Aucho, M.Jjuuko, I.Isinde, T.Mawejje, F.Miya, G.Massa, M.Oloya, K.Luwagga

Comoros XI: A.Ahamada, N.Abdou, C.Youssouf, Y.Bendjaloud, K.Ahamada, F.Bachirou, Y.M'Changama, C.Ahamadi, B.Fardou, N.Chamed, D.Bakar

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