Uganda have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1978 after beating Comoros on Sunday.

Uganda Cranes 1-0 victory over Comoros secured their place at next year’s finals in Gabon as one of the two best group runners-up.

Farouk Miya scored the winning goal as they qualified with 13 points from their six group games.

Uganda’s last appearance at the Nations Cup ended in a runners-up spot when they lost to Ghana in the final.

Sixteen teams will compete at the tournament, which runs from 14 January to 5 February: the 13 group winners and two best group runners-up, plus hosts Gabon.

The Last 16 Nations

Gabon, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon
Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Egypt, Ghana
Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Morocco, Senegal
Tunisia, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe