Uganda shock Nigeria

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Two second half penalties earned Uganda an upset 2-1 win over Nigeria in their 2008 African Cup of Nations Group Three qualifier in Kampala on Saturday.

Striker Geoffrey Massa won both penalties, the first controversial but the second more legitimate-looking, as Uganda came from a goal down at halftime to revive their hopes of qualifying for the finals in Ghana next January.

David Obua converted the first penalty in the 52nd minute when Egyptian referee Essam Abdelfattah punished Rabiu Afolabi for a legitimate looking challenge on Massa.

Uganda captain Ibrahim Sekagya scored the winner from the spot in the 65th minute after Massa had been brought down by Nigeria goalkeeper Austin Ejide.

Read More:http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/6715447.stm

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