AFCON 2019: Uganda and Zimbabwe draw 1-1 in fiery AFCON clash

AFCON 2019: Uganda and Zimbabwe draw 1-1 in fiery AFCON clash

Babajide Orevba
June 26, 2019 at 7:22 PM

- Uganda were denied qualification to the last 16 after Zimbabwe equalised in the second half

- Billiat and Okwi were on target for Zimbabwe and Uganda to end the encounter at 1-1

- Warriors are now third in group A and Cranes on top with four points

Uganda and Zimbabwe drew 1-1 at the Cairo International Stadium at the Africa Cup of Nations Group A clash on Wednesday, June 26.

The tie was filled with high voltage football that saw multiple scoring opportunities on both sides go to waste on several occasions, much to the dismay of their fans in attendance.

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Cranes were first to find the back of the net in the 12th minute after Emmanuel Okwi pounced on the opportunity to put his side ahead, and the Simba forward did a good job of it.

However Warriors soon began to become more dominant and forced an equaliser, after brilliant link-play saw Kaizer Chiefs ace Khama Billiat score through Ovidy Karuru's assist.

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Zimbabwe came really close later in the second half, but somehow goalkeeper Dennis Onyango's fortune favoured him as the ball did a backspin away from the line after besting the skipper.

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Both teams committed incredible misses in the second half as the scoreline remained 1-1 to deny Uganda a chance to join Nigeria in the last 16.

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Uganda remain top of group A with four points as Zimbabwe take third place ahead of the next clash pitting DR Congo against hosts Egypt.

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Babajide Orevba
Babajide Orevba is a Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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