Africa Nations Championship Qualifier
Uganda 3-0 Burundi
(Uganda progressed on aggregate 6-0)
Uganda secured qualification to the 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) on Saturday after a convincing victory against Burundi in Lugogo.
A dominant display saw the Cranes dispatch Burundi 3-0 to qualify in style with a 6-0 aggregate score following another 3-0 score in the first leg away in Bujumbura.
Our striker Fahad Aziz Bayo opened the scores to set the pace in a one sided affair before Viane Ssekajugo and Allan Okello added a goal apiece.
Bayo who has been a vital player for the Venoms in the league since the start of the season and already leads the scoring charts on six goals, took no time to give Uganda the lead.
Just six minutes after kick-off, the lethal striker was picked up by Mustafa Kizza in the area and he did no mistake to fire home.
Bayo who was industrious on the day later paved way for another Venom in Dan ‘Muzeyi’ Sserunkuma who also got near to finding the back of the net when he came on.
Right back Paul Willa and Halid Lwaliwa who captained the team on the day equally had a perfect outing, executing their respective roles.
Willa set up second half substitute, Ssekajugo on the second goal with a long pass from within his own half.
This is the 5th time that Uganda qualifies for the final tournament. CHAN is a tournament exclusively played by footballers featuring within their respective domestic leagues in Africa.
Uganda’s Starting XI:
Charles Lukwago, Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa, Nicholas Kasozi, Yusuf Ssozi, Shafik Kagimu (Viane Ssekajugo), Fahad Aziz Bayo (Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma), Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba (Bright Anukani).