DR Congo opened the floodgates in the 4th minute after Chipezeze, who plays in the premier soccer league in South Africa, spilled a harmless ball that was headed in the net by Jonathan Bolingi.
Emmanuel Okwi of Uganda scored in the 12th minute while off-form captain Knowledge Musona shot over the bar with the Ugandan goalkeeper already a beaten man.
Both skipper Youssouf Mulumbu, who did not play in the 2-0 defeat, and Chancel Mbemba, who wore the captain’s armband in the game, said sorry in a recorded message that was distributed on Twitter (@Leopard Leader Foot).
Uganda last won at the finals in 1978 when they beat Nigeria in the semi-finals and finished runners-up to hosts Ghana.
Throughout June, observed as World Refugee Awareness Month, activists are working to spotlight the stories of the nearly 69 million refugees and displaced people around the world
Retained players includes those who took part in the Nations Cup qualifiers - captain Knowledge Musona, Khama Billiart, George Chigova, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Evans Rusike, Marvelous Nakamba, Tendai Darikwa, and Alec Mudimu.
“Unbelievable. I don’t think many people gave us a chance,” said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
Judges from Canada, Australia and Switzerland scrutinized evidence, including testimony from Semenya, over five days in February in Lausanne, Switzerland
There was confusion about how she will be able to compete in her specialist event again, as the 28-year-old South African declared “Hell no!” when asked if she would take testosterone-lowering medication.
Club chairman Isaiah Mupfurutsa confirmed that they have parted ways with Chigove. He said another coach will be appointed before the end of this week.
Egypt will take on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in Group A, opening their campaign against the latter at the Cairo International Stadium.
According to local media reports, Mai Tadiwa was killed outside an entry gate as impatient fans pushed to enter the stadium amid poor crowd control for what was a vital match for the home side.