Uganda Cranes have ejected Tanzania to qualify for the 2023 Total Africa Nations Championship in Algeria.
Uganda overcame their neighbors 3-0 on aggregate after securing a 2-0 victory in the second leg game played at St.Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Saturday evening
They had earlier won the first leg 1-0 away in Tanzania courtesy of Travis Mutyaba’s late strike.
On Saturday, it was Moses Waiswa and Richard Basangwa who scored the two vital goals for the Cranes, who now qualify for their sixth CHAN tournament.
Waiswa scored from the spotkick in the opening half while Basangwa came from the bench at halftime to head in the second midway the closing half.
Tanzania started off the game the brightest but failed to capitalize on the few chances they created Infront of goal in the early exchanges
Talisman and Skipper John Bocco headed off the mark while Mohammad Husein missed the target from close range.
With arguably their first realistic attack towards Tanzania’s goal, Uganda were gifted a spotkick by defender Bakari Nondo who fouled Rogers Mato in the forbidden area to leave Djibouti referee Souleiman Djama with no option than to award a spotkick.
Waiswa did no mistake as he sent goalkeeper Aishi Manula the wrong way to open the scoring for the Cranes.
Few minutes after conceding, Tanzania got a couple chance to level matters before the break, but Feisal Salum and Bocco failed to beat Nafian Alionzi, the Ugandan custodian.
With the Cranes leading 1-0 at the break, Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic made his first alterations and brought on youngster Richard Basangwa for Martin Kizza.
Basangwa proved to be good introduction as he doubled Cranes advantage less than 10 minutes afterwards as he nodded in a well driven Waiswa freekick.
In the 75th minutes, Roger Mato made it for three for Uganda as he made a good run to far post to head in a Milton Karisa well delivered cross.