Uganda Cranes suffered a set-back in the current TOTAL Afcon 2021 qualification campaign, losing 1-0 to South Sudan during a group B duel at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi on Monday.
Tito Okello Odong scored in the 35th minute, a successful kick from the penalty spot.
Two minutes before the goal came, Uganda Cranes has lost midfielder Khalid Aucho after red card offence.
Gallant efforts by Faruku Miya, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and the entire team in typical fighting spirit to find the equalizer and possible winning goal were frustrated by the mean South Sudan defence.
South Sudan were also reduced to 10 men with 10 minutes to play through Abdallah Musa for a second booking.
Uganda Cranes remains on 7 points from 4 matches, South Sudan earned their first victory of the campaign and has 3 points.
Group B is led by Burkina Faso who picked an away point off Malawi in Blantyre during the goal-less draw.
Burkina Faso has 8 points ahead of the next qualification rounds in March 2021.