The 5th edition of the Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) in Morocco will be the 4th time in a row Uganda will feature at the finals of the competition.
Besides the inaugural 2009 edition hosted by Ivory Coast, the Cranes haven’t missed on playing at the finals but have never performed beyond group stages.
Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga looks at the Uganda’s performance at the previous tournaments.
CHAN 2011 Sudan, Group A
The Cranes lost all their group A games against Algeria, hosts Sudan and Gabon 2-1.
Under Bobby Williamson, the team scored only once and that was in the 2-1 defeat to Gabon.
Ibrahim Saddam Juma scored the lone goal from the penalty spot in the 88th minute as Uganda bowed out bottom of the group.
CHAN 2014 South Africa Group B
Uganda opened the campaign with a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso with all goals from Yunus Sentamu.
The second game ended in a barren draw with Zimbabwe before the 3-1 loss to North African giants Morocco sent the Cranes packing.
Yunus Sentamu, now at Albania’s KF Tirana again netted Uganda’s consolation.
Now Orlando Pirates coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was at the helm as the Cranes finished third in the group.
CHAN 2016 Rwanda, Group D
At the 4th edition in Rwanda, Uganda was drawn in pool D alongside Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mali.
The first match in Rubavu ended in a 2-2 draw for Uganda thanks to goals from Erisa Sekisambu and Farouk Miya penalty.
Christopher Katongo’s lone strike separated Zambia and Uganda in the second game while a late goal from Geoffrey Sserunkuma earned the Cranes a 3rd place finish in the group.
Summary of Results in Sudan
Uganda 0-2 Algeria
Sudan 1-0 Uganda
Gabon 2-1 Uganda
Summary of Results in South Africa
Uganda 2-1 Burkina Faso
Zimbabwe 0-0 Uganda
Morocco 3-1 Uganda
Summary of Results in Rwanda
Mali 2-2 Uganda
Uganda 0-1 Zambia
Uganda 1-1 Zimbabwe