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AFCON Qualifiers: Tito Okello On Target As South Sudan Stun Uganda

Monday, November 16
*South Sudan 1-0 Uganda Cranes
(Nyayo Stadium)

Uganda Cranes suffered a 1-0 loss to South Sudan in Group B of the 2021 AFCON Qualification game at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.

Malawi and Burkina Faso drew goalless in the other group game.

Tito Okello, who recently switched allegiance to South Sudan, scored from the spot in the 35th minute after Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho was sent off two minutes earlier.

Jonathan McKinstry made many changes, with Mike Azira, Elvis Bwomono, Edirisa Lubega and David Owori all brought on after as Cranes tried to find a leveller.

The Cranes enjoyed more possession in the second half and South Sudan later saw Assad Musa Abdallah sent off with 10 minutes on the clock.

Emmanuel Okwi had a goal ruled out for offside while the referee also waved play on after Farouk Miya’s powerful shot looked to have ricocheted inside the goal line from the woodwork.

The loss, first for Mckinstry, leaves Uganda Cranes in second position with seven points after four games.

The side will face Burkina Faso (Home) and Malawi (Away) next year in March in the remaining AFCON Qualifiers games.

Teams Used

South Sudan XI – Majak Maling, Peter Maker, Mutwalik Abdelkarim, Rehan Angier, Sebit Omot, Stephen Pawar, Jackson Morgan, Munyomov Achoi, Tito Okello, Daniel Chok, Wol Makueth

Uganda Cranes XI – Denis Onyango, Nicholas Wadada, Disan Galiwango, Halid Lwaliwa, Timothy Awany, Khalid Aucho, Karim Watambala, Farouk Miya, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo, Kizito Luwagga

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