Uganda will have to wait for another opportunity in order to get any football team to play at their maiden World Cup after the U17’s failure to make it to the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Uganda Cubs played to a one-all stalemate with Nigeria on Saturday at Chamazi evening which denied the Samuel ‘Paa’ Fabin Kwasi’s side an opportunity to also make it to the semifinals of the 2019 Total Africa Nations Cup.
John Kokas Alou scored in the 69th minute to put the Cubs in the driving seat before Ibraheem Olalekan Jabaar scored the equaliser in the 74th minute.
Uganda faced the game looking for nothing else other than maximum points but they were unable to achieve the feat leaving themselves heartbroken.
Nigeria consolidated their slot in the semifinals of the tournament and the U-17 World Cup as they finished on top of group A with seven points, Uganda finished third with four points.
Elsewhere, Angola joined Nigeria at the semifinals of the competition and the U-17 World Cup after their 4-2 win over hosts Tanzania at the Benjamin Mkapa national Stadium.
Omary Jumanne Omary and Agiri Aridstides Ngoda scored two first half goals for Tanzania but Angola through Osvaldo Pedro Capemba’s double together with Telson Francisco Inacio Tome and David Nzanza’s strikes outclassed the hosts.
The win helped Angola finish second on the group A table with six points which confirmed their slot at the U-17 World Cup. Tanzania finished on the bottom of the table without any single point from three games played despite scoring six goals.
Nigeria and Angola have joined Cameroon to the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup from Africa which means that there is only one slot available which will be confirmed on Sunday in the final games of Group B.