Early surprise at African Cup as Uganda beats Congo 2-0

CAIRO (AP) — Uganda threw up the first surprise of the African Cup of Nations by beating former champion Congo 2-0 on Saturday.

Both of Uganda’s goals came through headers from set-pieces. Patrick Kaddu scored from a corner in the 14th minute and Emmanuel Okwi headed in a free kick early in the second half.

Uganda is playing at the African Cup for the first time in 41 years and joined host Egypt at the top of Group A.

Congo won the title in 1968 and 1974 and finished third two tournaments ago.

The game — the second of the African Cup — was played at a near empty Cairo International Stadium, illustrating the perennial problem of fan attendance when the home team isn’t playing.

The stadium was packed to its 75,000-seat capacity on Friday when Egypt opened the African Cup with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe.

Source: FOX Sport

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