Uganda still failed at the final hurdle, the fans in Casablanca were dejected, they will feel the toughest of journeys back to Kampala. Cranes would have qualified for the first time in 37 years if they had beaten or drawn with Guinea in one of Group E’s two final 2015 Nations Cup qualifying games.
A Uganda draw, without caring about what happens between Ghana and Togo in Tamale, would deliver Cranes to the Promised Land since Micho’s side had a better head-to-head with Ghana and Guinea. They instead fell under the weight of expectation.
Captain Andrew Mwesigwa was a calamity and sent off early in the second half.
Guinea fully deserved the win thanks to a free kick by Ibrahima Traore in the first half and a penalty by Seydouba Soumah in the second. Ghana who fell in Kampala just over the weekend also qualified from Group E after beating eastern neighbours Togo 3-1in Tamale.
The Cranes would have joined countries like Equatorial Guinea (host), South Africa, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Algeria, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Zambia, Cameroon, Gabon who had already qualified.