Uganda Cranes fall at home to Algeria | 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers (Group G): It was a disappointment for over 40,000 spectators inside Mandela National Stadium – Namboole as Uganda Cranes squandered a 1-0 halftime lead to fall 2-1 to the Algeria Desert Foxes. This was one of the games on match day four of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in […] The post Uganda Cranes fall at home to Algeria | 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

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FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers (Group G):

  • Uganda 1-2 Algeria

It was a disappointment for over 40,000 spectators inside Mandela National Stadium – Namboole as Uganda Cranes squandered a 1-0 halftime lead to fall 2-1 to the Algeria Desert Foxes.

This was one of the games on match day four of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in Group G.

In a game of completely two different halves, Travis Mutyaba lit up the home fans with a perfectly drilled strike in the tenth minute.

The Zamalek Sports Club forward struck past goalkeeper Anthony Manderea for the opener with a beautiful low drive through a forest of legs.

An aerial duel

The second half turned against the hosts with the Desert Foxes completely dominating.

Aouar Houssem Eddine Chaabane beat Isima Watenga from an acute angle two minutes as the second half resumed to level matters. The AS Roma midfielder capitalized on sloppy defending from the Ugandan backline to finish inside the goal area.

The North Africans remained dominant and got their second goal after another quick counter-attack via Said Mohamed Benrahma who features for French side Olympic Lyon on loan from West Ham United.

Uganda Cranes had a dominant first and created numerous goal-scoring chances.

Forwards Steven Desse Mukwala and Rogers Kassim Mato were denied on different occasions in what seemed to be clear opportunities.

Amoura came close for Algeria at the apex of the first half, but his shot kissed the lower post before getting back to goalkeeper Isima Bin Abdul Rashid Watenga.

Upon restart of play in the second half, Algeria commenced with pace and vigour, getting rewarded through Aouar’s equalizer a few seconds into the game.

Benrahma’s second goal was a quick counter after a mis-controlled ball from Kenneth Semakula.

Replacements in Muhammad Shaban Jagason, Denis Omedi, Ibrahim Kasule and Timothy Denis Awany could change little as time clicked away.

Byaruhanga, Ssekiganda, Mutyaba and Mato were all cautioned for Uganda Cranes.

Benrahma, Bentaleb and Bounedjah received yellow cards for Algeria.

Algeria held onto the lead to win 2-1, their third victory of the campaign to attain 9 points.

Uganda Cranes XI Vs Algeria

Team Line Ups:

Uganda XI: Bin Abdul Rashid Watenga (G.K, Captain), Kenneth Semakula, Isaac Muleme, Halidi Lwaliwa, Elio Capradossi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Ronald Ssekiganda, Aziz Fahad Bayo, Rogers Kassim Mato, Travis Mutyaba, Steven Desse Mukwala

Subs: Nafian Alionzi Legason (G.K), Chrispas Kusiima (G.K), Denis Omedi, Ibrahim Kasule, Muhammad Shaban Jagason, Nicholas Mwere, Ronald Otti, Joel Sserunjogi, Timothy Dennis Awany, Umar Lutalo, Aziz Kayondo, Allan Okello, Patrick Jonah Kakande

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