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Uganda Hippos register comprehensive win over Burundi – CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup

CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup (AFCON U-20 Qualifiers): Uganda 6-1 Burundi

Uganda Hippos have registered an overwhelming 6-1 victory against Burundi during a group B clash of the 2020 CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup at the Shiekh Amri Abeid Stadium in Arusha on Wednesday.

Uganda’s goals came from two braces apiece by Ivan Bogere and Isma Mugulusi with Najib Yiga and second half substitute Joseph Kizza Bukenya completing the rout.

Uganda U-20 players pray before the match

The Hippos’ technical department headed by Morley Byekwaso called for three changes in the game.

Raymond Onyai, Joseph Kizza Bukenya and Alpha Thierry Ssali replaced Richard Basangwa, Ivan Asaba and Najib Yiga respectively.

The Hippos succumbed to a late consolation goal on the stroke of full-time.

Uganda now has 4 points from 2 matches ahead of the final group B match on Friday when South Sudan takes on Burundi at the same venue.

The top placed team qualifies for the Semi finals. Uganda will now keep an eye on the final group match between South Sudan and Burundi for a place in the last four stage.

On Monday, a 10 man Uganda Hippos’ side had registered a goal-less draw with South Sudan.

Uganda Hippos XI Vs Burundi

Uganda U-20 XI Vs Burundi: Jack Komakech (G.K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Captain), Aziz Kayondo, Kenneth Semakula, Isma Mugulusi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Steven Sserwadda, Richard Basangwa (Raymond Onyai), Najib Yiga (85′ Alpha Thierry Ssali), Ivan Bogere, Ivan Asaba (Joseph Kizza Bukenya)

Changes:

Raymond Onyai For Richard Basangwa

Joseph Kizza Bukenya For Ivan Asaba

Alpha Thierry Ssali For Najib Yiga

Subs Not Used: Denis Ssenyondwa Kaala (G.K), Richard Bbosa, Ashiraf Mulindi, Faisal Wabyoona, Joseph Kafumbe

Suspended: Musa Ramathan

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