Uganda see off South Sudan to set up Rwanda date

Uganda see off South Sudan to set up Rwanda date
23 July 2017 11:59

Uganda humbled visiting South Sudan 5-1 in their Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier on Saturday in Kampala to set up a date with Uganda at the final round.

The five-star performance saw the Cranes march on 5-1 on aggregate after a barren stalemate in the first leg last week in Juba.

Derrick Nsibambi opened the Cranes account on 33 minutes when he headed home a cross from the right back Nicolas Wadada.

Nsimbabi’s stay in the game was unfortunately cut short after an injury and had to be replaced by Paul Mucureezi.

Youngster Mucureezi took the opportunity with golden hands scoring four goals to sink the South Sudanese. His first came in the 43rd minute slotting home a through pass from Moses Waiswa to give the Cranes a 2-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, the host appeared confortable with the lead allowing the Bright Stars to gain momentum resulting in attempts at goal which saw Uganda goalie Ismail Watenga saving a one-on-one with James Joseph Saeed.

This was a wakeup call for the Cranes and it prompted a riot of goals from Mucureezi who found the net on 47th, 51st and six minutes later to take the game beyond the visitors.

Lanky striker South Sudan Lanky striker Khamis Leon Uso pulled one back for South Sudan on the stroke of full time.

South Sudan coach, Bilal Felix Moyangi admitted Uganda was the better side.
“Uganda is well developed than us. We played our best though we didn’t expect to concede many goals,” said Bilal.

On his part, Uganda coach Milutin Sredejovic commended his players for the superb performance with special mention for Milton Kaliisa.

“It’s sad he (Kalisa) didn’t score but he’s the best player for me. Everything went according to plan and that’s how we want to play up to finals next year,” the Serbian said.

Uganda has participated in the last three final tournaments of the competition designed for football playing in their domestic leagues, 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Results
Central-East Zone
22.07.2017 Kampala Uganda 5-1 South Sudan (0-0)
22.07.2017 Kigali Rwanda 0-0 Tanzania (1-1)
23.07.2017 Bujumbura Burundi vs Sudan*

West Zone A
22.07.2017 Dakar Senegal 3-1 Sierra Leone (1-1)
22.07.2017 Bamako Mali 4-0 Guinea (0-0)
22.07.2017 Conakry Guinea 7-0 Guinea Bissau (3-1)
23.07.2017 Nouakchott Mauritania vs Liberia (2-0)

West Zone B
23.07.2017 Cotonou Benin vs Togo (1-1)

Southern Zone
22.07.2017 Moruleng South Africa 1-0 Botswana (2-0)
22.07.2017 Lusaka Zambia 3-0 Swaziland (4-0)
23.07.2017 Maseru Lesotho vs Comoros (0-2)
23.07.2017 Maputo   Mozambique vs Madagascar (2-2)
23.07.2017 Luanda Angola vs Mauritius (1-0)
23.07.2017 Harare Zimbabwe vs Namibia (0-1)

*First leg


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