Uganda Cranes Defeat Burundi to qualify for the 2020 Total Africa Nations Championship.

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Fahad Bayo celebrates the opening. /Fufa
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Uganda Cranes qualified for the 2020 TOTAL Championship of African Nations (Chan) finals after humbling Burundi 3-0 in the return leg played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Saturday.

Fahad Bayo, substitute Viane Ssekajugo and Allan Okello netted the goals that inspired Uganda Cranes to qualify 6-0 on aggregate.

“I am happy to score one of the goals that have sent Uganda to the 2020 CHAN,” said Okello after the game. Uganda eliminated Somalia in the first round before facing Burundi.

Uganda joins Tanzania and Rwanda from the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) region for the CHAN tournament. The CHAN tournament is played by players who feature in the different local Leagues in their respective countries.

Tanzania beat Sudan 2-1 in Khartoum last evening to qualify on an away goal’s rule since the teams tied 2-2 but Tanzania scored two away from home. Rwanda also qualified for the tournament on a 2-1 goal aggregate against Ethiopia. Ethiopia managed to force a 1-1 draw in Kigali on Saturday, but lost the first leg 1-0.

This is the fifth consecutive time that Uganda Cranes will play at the Chan finals following earlier successes in 2011 (Sudan), South Africa (2013), Rwanda (2016) and lately Morocco (2018).

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Uganda Cranes XI

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), Musitafa Mujuzi, Allan Kayiwa, Saidi Kyeyune

Burundi XI

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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