Uganda’s hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals were on Sunday dealt a harsh blow after the Cranes lost yet another away game to Liberia’s Lone stars in Monrovia. Liberia scored two goals (the second a long range effort) with no reply from the Cranes.
Wleh scored the first goal in first half for the lone stars and the teams went into the break with the score at 1 – 0 in favor of the hosts. Anthony Laffour who plies his trade with Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa together with Cranes custodian Denis Onyango got the second goal after 10 minutes in the second half, a brilliant long range effort taken from the centre of the pitch.
The sundowns player had promised to put two goals past Onyango and although he tried to fulfill his promise, the score remained 2 – 0 until the end.
Uganda Cranes assistant Coach Jackson Mayanja put the blame on the day’s Egyptian referee who he accused of favoring the home team.
The CECAFA Champions, Cranes now have to win their three remaining games if they to stand any chance of making it to South America next year.
The result leaves the Cranes at the bottom of group J with 2 points. Senegal tops the group with 5 points while Liberia are now second with 4 points. Angola which drew with Senegal 1-1 has 3 points.