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CHAN 2020: Debutants Togo upset Uganda for historic win

• Togo scored two second half goals to beat Uganda and move second of group C behind holders Morocco.  

By Beng Emmanuel 

Togo beat Uganda 2-1 to record their first win in the African Nations Championship after making their debut this year. 

The Sparrow hawks recovered from their defeat against Morocco on their group C opener to boost their chances of reaching a maiden quarter-final at the continental competition.  

Richard Nane provided Abdou-Samiou to open the scoring for Togo but Saidi Kyeyune came off the bench to equalize for the Cranes with an outrageous screamer. 

Richard Nane then took up goal scoring duties and sealed the win for his side only six minutes after Uganda equalized. 

Victory for the West Africans implies qualification for the quarter-finals in group C will be obtained on the final day after holders Morocco were held to a goalless draw by an impressive Rwanda side. 

The defending champions failed to seal an early quarter-final spot. They face Uganda in their ultimate group C fixture next Tuesday. The Cranes have featured at four successive CHAN tournaments since 2011 but have never gone beyond the group stage in any of those editions.  

Togo will challenge Rwanda whose lone quarter-final finish was in 2016 when they staged the event. 

FULL TIME 

• Morocco 0-0 Rwanda 

• Uganda 1-2 Togo 

Saidi Kyeyune-51min/ Abdou Samiou-48, Richard Nane-57min

Standings 

1. Morocco-4pts

2. Togo-3pts 

3. Rwanda-2pts 

4. Uganda-1pt 

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