Congo, Uganda Crash out of Russia 2018 Qualification Campaign


Congo ending their 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign without a win in group E after playing to a 1-1 draw against Uganda at the New Kintele Stadium in Brazzaville on Sunday.

The home side got off to the perfect start with Marvin Baudry opening the scoring for Congo in the 10th minute, 1-0.
Uganda, though, quickly hit back with Milton Karisa levelling matters a minute later, 1-1.
Congo controlled the rest of the half, but struggled to break down the Ugandan defence as the two nations headed into the halftime break all-square.

The second half saw Uganda gaining the ascendancy early on, but their finishing in front of goal was poor, with their attackers constantly firing off target.

Congo struggled to get their foot on the ball in the second 45 and were mere spectators in front of their home crowd.
Nonetheless, Congo threw players forward in the final 10 minutes of the match as they went in search of a winner which they were unable to find as the game ended 1-1.

The result leaves Congo without a win in group E as they hold up the bottom of the standings with only two points from six matches.

The draw for Uganda leaves them in second place in the group with nine points.
Egypt are the team to qualify from group E after topping the standings irrespective of the last