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Total CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes thump Burundi away in Bujumbura

TOTAL Championship of African Nations (CHAN) 2020 Qualifier:

2nd Round, 1st Leg:

  • Burundi 0-3 Uganda Cranes

Uganda Cranes produced one of their biggest and smartest victories away from home, winning in convincing fashion 3-0 against Burundi at the Intwari Stadium in Bujumbura on Saturday.

This was during the first away leg of the Total Championship of African Nations (CHAN) 2020 second round qualifier.

Viane Sekajugo, Muzamiru Mutyaba and Mustafa Kizza netted the goals for the triumphant side on the colourful evening.

Sekajugo, a player at Wakiso Giants scored the opener in the 12th minute for the slim 1-0 lead.

The players celebrate one of the goals

Two late strikes from Mutyaba and Kizza, both KCCA players crowned the evening for the team coached by interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru.

Uganda Cranes players celebrate one of their three goals on the day
Action during the game in Bujumbura

As the match progressed, the technical team called for all the three mandatory changes.

Teenager Bright Anukani came on for Allan Okello, Yusuf Ssozi replaced Nicholas Kasozi and Shafiq Kagimu paved way for Mike Mutyaba.

The return leg will be played on 18th October 2019 at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo with the overall winner on aggregate making it to the final tournament that will be stage in Cameroon next year.

The celebration continued from the field of play to the dressing rooms
Uganda Cranes fans cheered the team from start to finish

The delegation will return home on Sunday.

Uganda Cranes XI Vs Burundi

Uganda Cranes XI:

Charles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa (Captain), Nicholas Kasozi (Yusuf Ssozi), Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello (Bright Anukani), Shafiq Kagimu (Mike Mutyaba), Fahad Bayo, Vianney Ssekajjugo

Unused Subs:

James Alitho (GK), Paul Patrick Mbowa, Mustafa Mujuzi and Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma

Interim Head Coach: Abdallah Mubiru

Assistant Coach: Abdallah Mubiru

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