Riot police used tear-gas to disperse rampaging mobs invading the pitch when Uganda beat Kenya 2-1 in a football match in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday (March 11).
GV PAN Ugandans in light shirts attacking from right; general mid-field play
GV Kenyans attack from left & score first goal, crowd applauds
GV Play restarts, Ugandan forward runs through opponents but trips
GV Spectators on pylon
LV PAN Ugandan attack misses goal, as fans watch from trees
GV Second half: penalty taken successfully by Uganda for second goal
LV PAN Ugandan keeper in goalmouth meles as Kenyan attack fails
GV End of match with players shaking hands
SV PAN Riot police
GV Rioters running from ground
MV ZOOM IN TO SV People with chairs on heads
GV Teargas dispersing as crowd departs
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Background: Riot police used tear-gas to disperse rampaging mobs invading the pitch when Uganda beat Kenya 2-1 in a football match in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday (March 11).
The match, in which Uganda won through to the third round of the African Nations Soccer Cup, was marked by several displays of ill-temper on the field, and each side had a player sent off. The Kenyan player sent off had struck the Ugandan captain.
In the riots which followed the final whistle, police were toned by the crowds, who also used chairs in several fights. There were no reports of arrests of serious injuries.
SYNOPSIS: Kenya played Uganda in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday to decide who was going to go forward into the third round of the African Nations Soccer Cup. Uganda, in the light shirts attacking from the right, played strongly -- but it was a tight game with very few goal-scoring chances. The first went to Kenya.
In the second half, which began with the score at one-all, Uganda gained their second goal.
Uganda managed to retain their lead to win the game, but only after hard football and some displays of temper. Each side had a player sent off -- once, after a Kenyan player struck the Ugandan captain.
But that wasn't the end of it. After the final whistle, the crowds invaded the pitch. Fights broke out; police were stoned; chairs were used in several battles; and riot police eventually used teargas to disperse the mobs. There were no reports of arrests or serious injury.