KAMPALA: Uganda Cranes produced one of their biggest and smart 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.
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.
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
James Alitho (GK), Paul Patrick Mbowa, Mustafa Mujuzi and Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma
Interim Head Coach: Abdallah Mubiru
Assistant Coach: Abdallah Mubiru