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WAFCON 2022: Uganda’s chances of progressing to the knockouts on the line

by Nnalubaale Sports
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After suffering a second successive defeat at the ongoing Women Africa Cup of Nations, 3-1 to Morocco on Tuesday, Uganda’s chances of making it to the knockout stages are all but done.

Despite the fact Uganda can still hit the quarters, it is hugely unrealistic as they hold a negative four goal disadvantage.

At the Prince Moullay Abdellah Stadium, the Crested Cranes lost their second match, following Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Senegal.

Forward Rosane Ayale opened the scoring for the hosts in the 14th minute through a penalty, after a Margaret Namirimu blunder.

The Crested Cranes equalized in the 32nd minute in spectacular fashion through left back Sumaya Komuntale’s well curved free kick.

Uganda nearly found a second but forward Fauzia Najjemba, on two occasions failed to slot past goalkeeper Er Rmichi.

In 68th minute, Nessryne El Chad made it two for the Atlas Lionesses to kill Uganda’s hopes of a victory.

It went from bad to worse for Uganda as goal-scorer Komuntale was given her matching orders after a second bookable offense.

Morocco was then awarded a penalty in the 84th minute which was scored by Ghizzlane Chebbak, to make it 3-1.

Uganda will now take on Burkina Faso in the last group match slated for Thursday hoping to win and qualify as one of the two third best sides.

How they lined up

Morocco: K. Er-Rmichi (GK), Z. Redouani, N. Elchand, N. Elodie Nakkach, G. Chebbak (C), S. Amani, F. Tagnaout, H. Ait El Haj, S. Hassani, Y. Katie Mrabet, R. Annie Ayane

Substitutes: F. Dahmous, S. Boukami, E. Alice, I. Soudi, N. Badri, I. Jraidi, S. Bouftini, S. Seghiri.

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