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Uganda beats Burundi to qualify for the CHAN 2020 finals

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Uganda Cranes players celebrate after scoring against Burundi in the CHAN 2020 qualifiers

Cranes qualify for the CHAN 2020 finals with a 6-0 aggregate win over Burundi in the qualifiers.

Uganda beat Burundi 3-0 at the StarTimes Stadium – Lugogo to mark a 6-0 aggregate score over the two encounters with neighbors Burundi.

Fahad Bayo opened his account for the Cranes off a well-flighted cross-ball from Kizza Mustafa in the 5th minute and took the game into recess 1-0 in favor of the hosts.

Fahad Bayo against Burundi - CHAN qualifiers

Vipers’ forward Fahad Bayo celebrates after scoring against Burundi in the CHAN qualifiers at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo. – [Courtesy – FUFA Media]

Mike Mutyaba’s replacement Viane Ssekajugo netted the Cranes’ second goal in the 71st before Allan Okello nodded in the third.

Before Burundi, Uganda ejected Somalia will be playing at the CHAN finals for the fifth consecutive time after making the cut to the same tournament in 2011 (Sudan), 2013 (South Africa), 2016 (Rwanda) and the latest being 2018 (Morocco).

Lineups

Uganda Cranes: Charles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustapha Kizza, Halid Lwaliwa (Captain), John Revita, Yusuf Ssozi, Nicholas Kasozi, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo (78’ Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma), Mike Mutyaba (65’ Viane Ssekajugo), Shafiq Kagimu (55’ Bright Anukani)

Substitutes Not Used: James Alitho (G.K), Mustafa Mujuzi, Allan Kayiwa, Saidi Kyeyune

Burundi: Onesime Rukundo (G.K), Cedric Mavugo (52’ Benjamin Gasongo), Iddy Muselemu, Youssouf Ndayishimiye (75’ Masudi Narcisse), Landry Ndikumana (69’ Olivier Bayizere), Abdoul Amini, Emmanuel Harerimana, Eric Ndizeye, Asman Ndimana, Abed Bigirmana, Cedric Dany Urasenga (Captain)

Substitutes Not Used: Joseph Rugerinyange (G.K), Faustin Ndikumana, Blanchard Ngabonziza, Benjamin Gasongo, Raoul Vyamungu


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