2022 WC Qualifiers: 10-man Uganda hold Mali to leave group open

 Emmanuel Okwi

Uganda Cranes captain Emmanuel Okwi (7) in action against Mali during their Group E 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier at the St Mary's Stadium, Kitende in Kampala, Uganda on September 6, 2021. The match ended 0-0.

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What you need to know:

  • On Sunday, coach Jacob Mulee's charges surrendered a 1-0 lead courtesy of Michael Olunga's goal in the 10th minute to draw with hosts Rwanda.
  • The qualifiers resume in October with Kenya facing Mali in back-to-back matches as Uganda face Rwanda. The group winners will advance to the final round of qualification where the 10 teams will learn their opponents in a two-legged playoff.

Ten men Uganda Cranes Monday held group leaders Mali to a barren draw at the St Mary’s Kitende Stadium in their Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifier to throw the group wide open.

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