The Uganda national football team formed in 1924. The team joined FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in 1959. The team is best known for winning the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Cup twelve times.
Uganda’s first recorded international was a 1-1 draw with Kenya in 1926. Kenya must have been a good luck charm for the team, as Uganda’s record win is a 13-1 decimation of Kenya from 1926. In more recent years, the team has suffered a record 6-0 defeat twice; against Egypt in 1995 and Tunisia in 1999.
While the regional CECAFA Cup has proved fruitful for Uganda, the Africa Cup of Nations has been less rewarding. The team has one semi-final and one final appearance to its name. Both came over thirty years ago and the team has not qualified since 1978.
Interestingly, 1978 was the year Uganda first attempted to qualify for a world cup. Since that year the team has either failed to qualify or withdrawn from all world cups it has entered.
Ranked 86th by FIFA, the Uganda national football team is flying high for a team that has never played at a world cup.
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