Uganda Cranes were on Tuesday evening knocked out of the African Nations Championship (Chan) in a 5-2 loss to Morocco in Douala, Cameroon.
Ibrahim Orit scored his first goal of the tournament in between Morocco’s collection and Saidi Kyeyune added his second beauty of the competition but the Atlas Lions ruthlessly responded in a dramatic comeback.
Morocco’s Soufiane Rahimi scored twice for the defending champions as the Cranes crashed out of the home-based players tourney in the group stage for the fifth successive time.
The Atlas Lions were joined in the quarterfinals by Rwanda, who trailed Togo twice before Jacques Tuyisenge and Ernest Sugira scored within six minutes for a 3-2 victory in Limbe.
Morocco, who are looking to become the first back-to-back winners of the competition, topped Group C with seven points, Rwanda five, Togo three and Uganda one.
In conceding five, Uganda recorded the worst defense at the competition over their 15 matches (five editions). They have conceded 24 goals overall.