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Uganda 1-0 Cape Verde: Kaddu header powers Cranes to Cup of Nations - 3 months ago, 17 Nov 16:58

By: Andrew Mwanguhya

IN KAMPALA

Uganda Cranes qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a match to spare thanks to a well-taken header by Patrick Kaddu in the 1-0 victory over Cape Verde at Namboole on Saturday.

The KCCA striker's second half goal, his first in the qualifiers, ensured the Cranes will be at two successive finals for the first time since the 1974, '76 and '78 editions.

This was also monumental for Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre, who has qualified the team on the first time of asking in his maiden role as a national team boss.

"I'm very happy we've reached our target of qualifying with one match left," said the Frenchman. "I'm very happy for my boys, their commitment. We are a family."

"I also want to thank the fans and the federation. It's been a collective effort."

The Cranes, backed by about 30,000 fans, now lead Group L on 13 points, a massive ...
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