CAIRO, June 22 (Reuters) - Uganda won at the Africa Cup of Nations finals for the first time in more than 40 years as they upset the Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 in their opening Group A match at the Cairo International Stadium on Saturday.
Both goals came from set-pieces as Patrick Kaddu headed home a 14th-minute corner and then Emmanuel Okwi got a touch onto a free kick just after halftime.
Uganda last won at the finals in 1978 when they beat Nigeria in the semi-finals and finished runners-up to hosts Ghana.
Saturday’s surprise win served notice of the potential of a team not given much chance of progressing past the first round. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; editing by Tony Lawrence)