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Five Mali v Uganda facts

24 January 2017, 15:14

Oyem - Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match between Mali and Uganda in Oyem Wednesday (1900 GMT):

-- This will be the first competitive meeting between the Malian Eagles and the Ugandan Cranes.

-- Little separates the teams on the FIFA rankings with Mali 13th in Africa and 64th in the world and Uganda 18th in Africa and 73rd in the world.

-- Both countries experienced the heartbreak a long time ago of losing a Cup of Nations final.

Also read: AFCON return destiny - Uganda coach

-- Mali conceded three second-half goals within seven minutes to lose 3-2 against Congo Brazzaville in the 1972 title decider in Yaounde.

-- Uganda was ruled by notorious dictator Idi Amin when the national team fell 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the 1978 final in Accra.

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