By: Andy Kaweesa
CHAN 2018 Qualifiers (1st Round, 2nd Leg) Uganda Cranes 5-1 South Sudan (Agg: 5-1)
KCCA FC Ntungamu born striker Paul Mucureezi turned hero in his national team debut as he scored 4 goals as Uganda Cranes beat its northern Neighbor South Sudan 5-1 in the CHAN 2018 qualifier on Saturday in Kampala.
The win pities Uganda against Rwanda and the tie winner will qualify for the final tournament in Kenya 2018.
Rwanda on the other side also advanced to the next stage on away goal’s rule over Tanzania after a goal-less draw in the return leg.
The Championship of African Nations (CHAN) tournament is only reserved for the locally based players who play in domestic leagues
Uganda Team: Ismael Watenga (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Savio Kabugo, Timothy Awanyi, Benard Muwanga, Milton Kariisa, Moses Waiswa (77’ Tom Masiko), Derrick Nsibambi (36’ Paul Mucureezi), Muzamiru Mutyaba (61’ Simon Sserunkuma), Shafiq Kagimu
Subs: Saidi Keni (GK), Paul Musamali, Nicholas Kasozi, Simon Sserunkuma, Geoffrey Sserunkuma
South Sudan Team: Khamis Daniel Dak (G.K), Yassir Khemis Cellestin, Abdu Awad Lemi, Salah Abubakar, David Omot Sebit, Peter Chol Bentiu, Robert Wurube Lopidia, Sebit Ajak Bol, Daniel Oliver Boki, Leon Khamis Uso, James Joseph Saeed (Captain)
Subs: Joseph Robert Adu (G.K), James Anei Mateil, Farouq Tajedin, Emmanuel Thomas Lumari, Joseph Celestino Oyuru, Stephen John Samson, John Albino
Center Referee: Elly Ally Sasii (Tanzania)
1st Assistant Referee: Josephat Deu Bulali (Tanzania)
2nd Assistant Referee: John Longino Kanyenye (Tanzania)
Reserve Referee: Israel Omusingi Njunwa Mujuni (Tanzania)
Match Commissioner: Muhsin Ali Rajab (Zanzibar)
Referees Assessor: Yohannes Ghirmai (Eritrea)