CHAN 2020 Qualifiers
Uganda Cranes 3-0 Burundi (Agg 6-0)
Uganda Cranes stormed the 2020 African Nations Championship for the fifth time in a row after overcoming Burundi.
Uganda pipped Burundi on Saturday with a 3-0 comprehensive victory in the return leg at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo to advance with a 6-0 aggregate win.
Vipers’ forward Fahad Bayo, Wakiso Giants striker Vianne Sekajugo and KCCA FC midfielder Allan Okello inspired the CHAN team to a maiden win.
Bayo scored the opener in the fifth minute when he controlled a well-delivered cross from Mustafa Kizza and fired home past goalkeeper Onesime Rukundo.
Bayo failed to find a double ten minutes later when he received a through ball from Okello and rounded off goalie Rukundo but tapped wise.
In the second half, Burundi striker Landry Ndikumana had his shot over the cross bar from 25 yards five minutes into the second stanza.
In the 55th minute, Bright Anukani came on for exhausted Shafik Kagimu before Mike Mutyaba was rested for Viane Ssekajugo in the 65th.
In the 71st minute, substitute Sekajugo who found Uganda’s second goal after receiving Paul Willa’s high ball and shot upbeat Rukundo.
Dan Sserunkuma was later introduced on for first goal scorer Bayo before goalkeeper Rukundo made a school boy mistake to allow Okello ice on the cake.
This now becomes Uganda’s 5th consecutive time to qualify for Chan finals after 2011 (Sudan), South Africa (2013), Rwanda (2016) and lately Morocco (2018).
The 2020 Championship will be hosted in Cameroon.
Uganda Cranes: Charles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustapha Kizza, Halid Lwaliwa (Captain), John Revita, Yusuf Ssozi, Nicholas Kasozi, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo, Mike Mutyaba, Shafiq Kagimu
Substitutes: James Alitho (G.K), Musitafa Mujuzi,, Allan Kayiwa, Saidi Kyeyune, Bright Anukani, Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma, Viane Ssekajugo
Onesime Rukundo (G.K), Cedric Mavugo, Iddy Muselemu, Youssouf Ndayishimiye, Landry Ndikumana, Abdoul Amini, Emmanuel Harerimana, Eric Ndizeye, Asman Ndimana, Abed Bigirmana, Cedric Dany Urasenga (Captain)
Substitutes: Joseph Rugerinyange (G.K), Faustin Ndikumana, Blanchard Ngabonziza, Benjamin Gasongo, Raoul Vyamungu, Masudi Narcisse, Olivier Bayizere, Benjamin Gasongo