The Cape Verdean soccer team lost 1-0 at Uganda's expense today and further complicated the qualifying accounts for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (CAN), proving that the Ugandans were there.
Cape Verde, coached by Portugal's Rui Águas, entered the fifth and penultimate round of qualifying in third place in group L with four points, and only the victory interested him to continue still in the fight for the classification.
After a 0-0 in the first half and with few chances on each side, Uganda scored the only goal of the game in the 78th minute by Patrick Henry.
With this result, the Ugandans held the qualifying party for the CAN2019, and have already secured the first place in the group, now with 13 points, while Cape Verde practically said goodbye and will need a 'miracle' to qualify.
Tanzania, in second place with five points, plays Sunday with Lesotho (two points) and it is enough to win this game to also ensure the qualification, moving Cape Verde away from the final race.
To qualify, Cape Verde must beat Lesotho in their last home game and hope that Tanzania will not win either of their remaining games with Lesto on Sunday and Uganda in March next year.
The first two of each of the 12 groups are set for CAN2019, which will be held in Cameroon between June and July 2019.