SO CLOSE YET SO FAR
UGANDA LAST QUALIFIED FOR THE AFCON FINALS IN 1978. SEMUGABI’S PENALTY MISS COST UGANDA DEAR IN 1993
The Cranes, has started the group stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with a match in Kumasi, Ghana. It’s 36 years now since Uganda last managed to make the grade for the Africa Cup of Nations finals. In our news series, ‘So Close Yet So Far’, we revisit five qualification campaigns that saw The Cranes come agonisingly close to breaking its continental football hoodoo. Robert Madoi spoke to ex-Cranes players, Tom Lwanga and Jackson Mayanja, about the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign, and now reports.