Uganda has been placed in Group A of the AFCON 2019 tournament in Egypt. They would lock horns with host nation Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.
Nicknamed the Cranes, they have featured 7 times in the history of the continental tournament. We take a look at their journey so far in AFCON tournaments.
They are 79th on the FIFA ranking. The 14 times champions of the CECAFA Cup first participated in the AFCON tournament in 1962. They left a legacy in that tournament by placing 4th.
In 1963 in Ghana, they withdrew from the tournament. They lost all their group stage matches in their second participation in 1968 in Mali where they conceded 8 goals.
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In 1974 and 1976, they qualified but once again were eliminated in the group stages. Their best results came in 1978 in Ghana where they took the second position. The host nation, Ghana beat the Cranes 2-0 to clinch their 3rd AFCON trophy.
From 1980 to 2015, Uganda did not participate in any of the AFCON tournaments, withdrawing from the tournament thrice during that period.