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Cranes record 68th game against Kenya

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th January 2009 03:00 AM

UGANDA’S 1-0 victory over Kenya in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final was Cranes’ first win against their arch-rivals since 1996.

By Louis Jadwong

UGANDA’S 1-0 victory over Kenya in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final was Cranes’ first win against their arch-rivals since 1996.

Kenya’s Harambee Stars have dominated the regional soccer derby since they last lost 2-0 to Uganda Cranes in the 1996 CECAFA tournament in Sudan. Of the 14 games played in between, Kenya had won three and drawn 11.

The two nations first competed against each other on May 1, 1926 in a 1-1 Gossage Cup draw. It is the two-nation Gossage Cup that later turned into the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

Uganda has since played 394 international games, won 157, lost 126 and drawn 111. Of these, most games have been against Kenya, who they have faced 68 times, won 28 times, drawn 22 and lost 18.

Uganda’s most successful soccer result is also against Kenya, a 13-1 win in the Gossage Cup in 1932.

Uganda remains the greatest side in the CECAFA Challenge Cup, with 10 wins compared to Kenya’s five. Uganda’s victory on Tuesday has also seen them post their best ever end of year FIFA/World ranking.

The January rankings place Uganda at 68, going up three places. Uganda’s best ever placing was 66th, in April 1995.

Cranes record 68th game against Kenya

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