On Sunday 3 August, 2014, Uganda Cranes grabbed an odd win on the road as the beat Mauritania at Nouakchott 1-0 in a 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifier.
URA FC striker Robert Ssentongo a second half substitute for William Luwagga Kizito was the hero on the day scoring a late goal to ensure Uganda joined group E with a 3-0 aggregate win following a 2-0 home triumph two weeks ago.
Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga revisits Cranes other two famous away wins in the past 15 years.
Malawi 1-2 Uganda [Afcon qualifiers 2002 preliminary round: July 7, 2000]
Uganda Cranes travelled to Blantyre with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg and needed just a draw to advance to the group stages.
Hassan Mubiru, Hakim Magumba and Andrew Mukasa had scored for Uganda at Nakivubo stadium while Daniel Chitsulo had given The Flames of Malawi a lifeline with a consolation goal.
However, it wasn’t to be as Hassan Mubiru opened the scoring at Chichiri stadium in Blantyre on the half hour mark but Mutawili Chirwali leveled matters for the home team six minutes after the break.
With this already a good result to see Uganda through, the late Magid Musisi (RIP) scored Uganda’s winner in the 89th minute.
Uganda advanced to the group stages then where they face Senegal, Guinea and Togo finishing third in the group.
Guinea Bissau 0-1 Uganda [Afcon qualifiers 2012 group stages: March 26, 2011]
It was Uganda’s third game of the campaign after a 3-0 victory over Angola at Namboole and a goal less draw with Kenya at Nyayo stadium, Nairobi.
Cranes were sitting on top of group J and thanks to a 22nd minute striker by David Obua at Estadio 24 de Setembro, Cranes got their first away victory in eleven years.
Denis Onyango was a hero for saving a second half penalty in that particular game. Uganda’s victory then coupled with Kenya’s 2-1 victory on the same weekend saw Cranes maintain their lead at the top till the final game which they drew 0-0 with Kenya at Namboole to hand advantage to Angola who beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 away from home.
Cranes finished second in the group on 11 points one behind toppers Angola.