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Uganda Cranes falls to Algeria at home in 2026 World Cup qualifiers


2026 World Cup qualifiers: Uganda 1-2 Algeria

Uganda Cranes squandered its half time lead to lose 2-1 against Algeria in their Group G match of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers  at Namboole Stadium on Monday evening.

Coming on the backdrop of last week’s 1-0 win against Bostwana, the Cranes hoped to build around that result to ensure a perfect return to Namboole.

Everything moved according to plan and in the 10th minute, Travis Mutyaba ensured Uganda took the lead through a belter that left Algerian goalkeeper Anthony Manderea stunned.

The fully packed Namboole was sent into frenzy as the Cranes ended the first half in the driving seat , creating a number of chances, but many went begging.

In a game of two halves, the second stanza saw the visitors get redemption when they equalized, just a minute after restart through Houssem Aouar .

Algeria put the game to bed following mis-controlled ball from Kenneth Semakula saw the visitors make a quick counter which ended in the back of Uganda’s net.

The Algerians held onto the game until the final whistle to ensure they recorded their third victory in the group.

Uganda XI: Bin Abdul Rashid Watenga Kenneth Semakula, Isaac Muleme, Halidi Lwaliwa, Elio Capradossi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Ronald Ssekiganda, Aziz Fahad Bayo, Rogers Kassim Mato, Travis Mutyaba, Steven Desse Mukwala

Subs: Nafian Alionzi Legason Chrispas Kusiima Denis Omedi, Ibrahim Kasule, Muhammad Shaban Jagason, Nicholas Mwere, Ronald Otti, Joel Sserunjogi, Timothy Dennis Awany, Umar Lutalo, Aziz Kayondo, Allan Okello, Patrick Jonah Kakande


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