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Classic Cranes forces Angola into a draw

Emmanuel Okwi scored Uganda's crucial away goal in Luanda on Sunday

Emmanuel Okwi scored a crucial second half equalizer for the Uganda Cranes against hosts Angola in Luanda Sunday evening to earn Uganda a vital point in their first World Cup Qualifiers match. The game ended 1-1.

Okwi also becomes the first Cranes player to score a goal against Angola National team away in Luanda within the past 17 years. Uganda’s last away goal in Angola had been scored by Robert Kizito in 1996.

Like Uganda, Ethiopia was the other Cecafa Region Member country that picked a crucial point away from home. Ethiopia played South Africa to a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg City. Tanzania lost 2-0 in Cote D’Ivoire.

Neighbours Kenya were held to a goalless draw by visiting Malawi while Sudan edged 2012 Afcon Champions Zambia 2-0 in Khartoum.

Full Results on the Continent:

 Angola 1 Uganda 1

Nigeria 1 Namibia 0

Benin 1 Mali 0

South Africa 1 Ethiopia 1

Zimbabwe 0 Guinea 1

Burkina Faso 0 Congo 0

Senegal 3 Liberia 1

Sudan 2 Zambia 0

Tunisia 3 Equatorial Guinea 1

Cote D’Ivoire 2 Tanzania 0

Kenya 0 Malawi 0

Ghana 7 Lesotho 0

Gambia 1 Morocco 1

Egypt 2 Mozambique 0

Cameroon 1 DR Congo 0

Central African Republic 2 Botswana 0

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