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2022 AFCON: Burkina Faso holds Uganda Cranes to a goalless draw to qualify for the final tournament.



Uganda Cranes starting line up against Burkina Faso (Photo by FUFA)

Uganda Cranes 0 – 0 Burkina Faso
South Sudan 0 – 1 Malawi.

Uganda Cranes played to a goalless draw with the 2013 Afcon runners up , Stallions of Burkina Faso at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende to become the first Nation to qualify to the final tournament in Cameroon from group B.

The first half was more of the less eventful were few chances were being created compared to the second half of the game.

Ibrahim Orit who came in for Abdul Lumala his effort from the header hit the post to deny Uganda Cranes leading in the 69th minute.

Miya Farouk also came close to scoring for Uganda Cranes minutes later but his half volley was denied by Burkina Faso goalkeeper Harve.

Fahad Bayo came in for injured Patrick Kaddu as Moses Waisswa for Mike Azira.

After Uganda Cranes drawing against Burkina Faso, group B becomes more open to the runners up as Uganda – Malawi will be playing for their lives in the final game of the group stage on Monday were no room for mistake is expected on either side of the team.

Uganda Cranes need only to avoid a loss when they visit Malawi to make through to a 3rd straight Qualification to the final tournament.

Malawi beat South Sudan (0-1) to draw their chances of being among the 24 Countries expected the final tournament in Cameroon wide open, were any kind of victory guarantees them a place there.