National football teams in groups A and B in the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament taking place in Egypt have completed their first matches with Uganda surprising DR Congo with a 2-0 defeat.
Uganda recorded their first Africa Cup of Nations victory in 41 years when the Cranes’ 23-year-old forward Patrick Kaddu opened the scoring, heading in from a corner after a well-timed run to the near post after 14 minutes.
Strike partner Emmanuel Okwi’s glancing header from a free-kick doubled the lead three minutes after half-time.
Egypt defeated Zimbabwe 1-0 in the tournament’s opening match on Friday.
Uganda will next face Zimbabwe on Wednesday while DR Congo take on Egypt later that day.
In group B matches played on Saturday, Nigeria beat Burundi by a lone goal to take the lead in the group while Guinea and Madagascar shares two goals a piece.
Odion Ighalo score in the 77th minute gave Nigeria the lead in the group.