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Pictorial: Uganda Cranes humble South Sudan in TOTAL CHAN 2018 qualifiers


Qualifiers (1st Round, 2nd Leg):

Uganda Cranes 5-1 South Sudan (Agg: 5-1)

Rwanda 0-0 Tanzania (Agg: 1-1) *Rwanda advances on away goal rule brings to you the colourful pictorial from the match held at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo in Kampala.

Robert Wulube in an aerial battle with Uganda Cranes captain on the day, Bernard Muwanga

Uganda Cranes humiliated neighbors South Sudan 5-1 during the return leg of the Total CHAN championship qualifiers at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Kampala on Saturday.

Uganda Cranes starting eleven against South Sudan
South Sudan XI

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) striker Paul Mucureezi  starred with four individual goals moments after replacing Derrick Nsibambi who suffered a head injury after opening the scoring charts in the 33rd minute.

A section of fans watching the Uganda Cranes – South Sudan match at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo in Kampala
Fans loved every move executed and cheered every goal scored on the evening
Uganda Cranes head coach Micho with the 4 goal hero Paul Mucureezi with his match day ball
Betty Olive Kamya inspects the teams
Hard working right back Nico Wakiro Wadada had a field day at office. He created the opening goal on the day
Officials from Uganda and South Sudan sung the three stanzas of the Uganda National Anthem with passion prior to kick off at Lugogo

Uganda Cranes thus progress to the second round of the qualifiers.

Uganda will play Rwanda who advanced on away goal’s rule after a goal-less draw in the second leg in Kigali.

Uganda Cranes head coach Micho being greeted by Minister in charge of Kampala alongside the other members of the technical staff
The Uganda and South Sudan team players majestically march to the field of play at Lugogo
Midfielder Milton Karisa races to the ball
Captain Muwanga Bernard with Leon Khamis. Khamis scored the consolation for South Sudan

Uganda has previously played at the CHAN Tournament on three occasions in 2012 (Sudan), 2014 (South Africa) and lately 2016 in Rwanda.

Uganda will play Rwanda on 12th August 2017 in Kampala during the first leg.

The return leg will come a week later.

The eventual winner of the second round tie will qualify for the final tournament in Kenya come 2018.

The man of the match Paul Mucureezi kisses the match day ball after the official press conference

Team Line ups:

Uganda Cranes XI: Ismael Watenga (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Isaac  Muleme, Savio Kabugo, Timothy Awanyi, Benard Muwanga, Milton Kariisa, Moses Waiswa (77’ Tom Masiko), Derrick Nsibambi (36’ Paul Mucureezi), Muzamiru Mutyaba (61’ Simon Sserunkuma), Shafiq Kagimu

Subs not used: Saidi Keni (GK), Paul Musamali, Nicholas Kasozi, Geoffrey Sserunkuma

South Sudan XI: Khamis Daniel Dak (G.K), Yassir  Khemis Cellestin, Abdu Awad Lemi, Salah Abubakar, David Omot Sebit, Peter Chol Bentiu, Robert Wurube Lopidia, Sebit Ajak Bol (60′ Farouq Tajedin), Daniel Oliver Boki (Joseph Celestino Oyuru), Leon Khamis Uso, James Joseph Saeed (71′ Stephen John Samson)

Subs Not used: Joseph Robert Adu (G.K), James Anei Mateil, Emmanuel Thomas Lumari, John Albino

FIFA Referees from Tanzania handled Uganda Cranes versus South Sudan CHAN 2018 qualifier

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Elly Ally Sasii (Tanzania)
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Josephat Deu Bulali (Tanzania)
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: John Longino Kanyenye (Tanzania)
  • Reserve Referee: Israel Omusingi Njunwa Mujuni (Tanzania)
  • Match Commissioner: Muhsin Ali Rajab (Zanzibar)
  • Referees Assessor: Yohannes Ghirmai (Eritrea)

One Reply to “Pictorial: Uganda Cranes humble South Sudan in TOTAL CHAN 2018 qualifiers”

  1. People,

    I really believe in this time that South Sudanese children are so good by nature in football. Being a sport psychologist in Europe before the 1990s. Sport is not very far from you daily body movements, but trainers redirect individuals from childhoodness. Nothing is to say South Sudan is a newest world country & it can´t lead Africa or the world in sport.

    The really pole in front of us South Sudanese sport ministry is to bring the best former world players to trainer their new ones. Don´t border yourselves in colours because tribalism have already divided us & have blocked our tomorrow inside the others.

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