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AFCON qualifying winners and losers

KweséESPN takes a look at the biggest winners and losers after the first four match days of Africa Cup of Nations 2019 qualifying.

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First Qualifiers
There can be no bigger winner than Madagascar, who became the first country to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. The homeland of the CAF president did so in record-breaking style -- first, with two full games to spare, and doing so for the first time in their history. Great news for the country, although television commentators...

Uganda's Desabre will be given time, vows Magogo

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre will be given ample time to establish himself as Cranes boss and follow in the footsteps of his predecessor Milutin Sredojevic, according to FUFA President Moses Magogo.

The Frenchman was appointed in December 2017, but only won his first competitive game with the East Africans at the weekend, as they defeated Lesotho 3-0 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

Speaking to KweséESPN, FUFA President Magogo insists that he's impressed with the Frenchman's start to...

Sebastien Desabre takes credit for Farouk Miya double

Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre has taken credit for attacking midfielder Farouk Miya's two-goal showing for the Cranes as they dispatched Lesotho 2-0 in Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

The wonderkid scored in Uganda's 3-0 victory over the Crocodiles in matchday three, and followed that up with a double as Uganda moved to top spot in Group L on 10 points.

"I have better motivated Miya to get goals," Desabre told KweséESPN. "He is a good attacking midfielder, but his confidence...

Uganda's Robert Odongkara joins Adama City

Uganda goalkeeper Robert Odongkara has signed for Ethiopia Premier League side Adama City FC on a two-year contract.

The experienced goalkeeper ended his time with record 29-time league champions Saint George SC to head to Adama City.

"I am happy that I have signed for a new club to start a new challenge in my career," the stopper told KweséESPN. "I have been with Saint George for seven seasons, and I thank them for giving me that opportunity."

The former SC Villa goalkeeper was part of Uganda's...

Uganda beat Lesotho to close in on 2019 AFCON

Farouk Miya scored twice to give Uganda a 2-0 win over Lesotho in Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Maseru.

Miya outpaced the hosts' backline and unleashed a fierce shot to open the scoring in the sixth minute, and then doubled the visitors' tally 29 minutes late with a free kick.

The win takes Uganda up to top spot in Group on 10 points, five ahead of second-placed Tanzania following their 2-0 victory over Cape Verde earlier on Tuesday.

The islanders, in third on four points, are two...