Uganda Cranes starts AFCON on faulty note.
Uganda Cranes have started their AFCON campaign with a 1-0 loss to Ghana Black Stars in group D of the finals Gabon.
The Cranes team fought to the last whistle but it was a mistake by defender Isaac Isinde in the first half that cost the team.
The penalty came following Isinde’s had a poor first touch and had to wrestle down Harrison Afful in the box.
“That one mistake (by Isinde) was very hard to explain. It needed man management to play the experienced players of Ghana. I am grateful to the players everyone has done their best. Our team has showed what they can do but I can believe we can show 200 per cent in the games ahead of us,” Uganda Cranes coach Micho Sredejovic.
In the last 15minutes Ghana withdrew to defend the game as Cranes kept attacking.
Uganda's next group game is against Egypt on Saturday.
Uganda Cranes starting lineup: Dennis Onyango, Dennis Iguma, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Isinde (Geoffrey Sserunkuma), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Tonny Mawejje, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Michael Azira (Moses Oloya), Faruku Miya, William Luwaga Kizito(Muhammed Shaban), Geoffrey Massa (Captain)