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Uganda end 41-year hang tight for Africa Cup triumph

Uganda finished a 41-year hang tight for an Africa Cup of Nations triumph when they upset the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 Saturday in a Group A match in Cairo.

The Cranes last succeeded at the exhibit of African football in March 1978, vanquishing Nigeria in a semi-last before losing the title decider to has Ghana.

Uganda did not qualify again for the Cup of Nations until two years prior in Gabon when the best they oversaw in three gathering matches was a draw.

Uganda uncovered poor guarding by DR Congo at the Cairo International Stadium to score in every half through Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi.

Winning by two objectives lifted Uganda to the highest point of the table, in front of host country Egypt on objective contrast.

The scene inside the arena was altogether different from the earlier night when a 70,000 group watched Egypt beat Zimbabwe 1-0 in the competition opener.

With the mid-evening temperature 36 degrees celsius (97 fahrenheit), there were only a couple of thous…