Afcon Qualifiers: Mato late winner revive Uganda Cranes qualification hopes
Full Time: Tanzania 0-1 Uganda Cranes.
Uganda Cranes returned to qualification picture after stunning Tanzania 1-0 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es salaam on Tuesday 28th March.
KCCA FC forward Rogers Mato scored the only goal at the death to hand Uganda Cranes first victory in four games.
Four days after the Taifa stars beating the Cranes 1-0 in Egypt, Milutin Sredojevic coached side came to this fixture in need of a win to revive qualification hopes.
Micho made four changes from the 1-0 defeat in Egypt last week.
Defore Mato goal, the hosts had got clear scoring chances through captain Mbwana Samata, Abdul Suleiman and Simon Msuva but thanks to goalkeeper Salim Jamal Magoola who was alert on the day.
In the second half Micho made four substitutes which eventually changed the game.
They included Fahad Bayo, Travis Mityana, Forouk Miya and Rogers Mato.
The long awaiting moment came two minutes of added time when the KCCA FC yong lad put the ball at the back of the net from Farouk Miya through pass beating goalkeeper Aishi Manual.
The result brought Uganda to the qualification picture. Uganda moved to 4 points from 4 games, 3rd on the group F table, level with Tanzania who sit 2nd.
Group leaders Algeria have already qualified having collected maximum points 12 in 4 games .
The two matches to be played by each team will see Uganda Cranes hosting Algeria in June this before wrapping up the campaign away to