CHAN 2020 Qualifiers-Second Round (Return Leg)
Uganda vs Burundi
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Saturday, 19-10-2019 @4pm
LUGOGO – The Uganda Cranes team preparing for the upcoming CHAN qualifiers return leg against Burundi, have entered day three of training on Tuesday, September 15th 2019.
A squad of 26 players was summoned over the weekend, 24 of which took part in Sunday and Monday’s sessions.
On Tuesday, Krizestom Ntambi and Allan Kayiwa teamed up with the squad to make it a full house.
The duo was with the Senior Cranes team that defeated Ethiopia 1-0 in a friendly on Sunday courtesy of an Emmanuel Okwi goal.
Uganda is attempting to reach a fifth consecutive CHAN tournament.
After losing to Tanzania in the second round of qualification and in the process, failing to reach the first edition of the finals in 2009, the Cranes have not failed to seal a spot in any of the last four finals (2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018).
To reach the last edition in Morocco, Uganda defeated South Sudan 5-1 on aggregate in the first round of qualifiers before hanging on to overcome Rwanda 3-2 in the second round.
For Burundi, they are attempting to reach a second CHAN finals’ tournament having done so in South Africa 2014 where they were eliminated in the group stages after finishing third in Group D.
To reach the second round, Uganda took care of Somali while Burundi eliminated South Sudan.
Uganda defeated Burundi 3-0 in the first leg played in Bujumbura and are odds on favorites to reach the finals in Cameroon next year.
The list of players that trained on Tuesday
Charles Lukwago (KCCA), James Alitho (URA), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume)
Paul Willa (Police), Ashraf Mandela (URA), Arafat Galiwango (Police), John Revita (KCCA), Mustapha Kizza (KCCA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Paul Mbowa (URA), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline)
Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA), Said Kyeyune (URA), Yusuf Ssozi (Police), David Owori (SC Villa), Kirizestom Ntambi (Wakiso Giants), Allan Okello (KCCA), Shafique Kagimu (URA), Vianne Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Bright Anukani (Proline), Ibrahim Orit (Mbarara City)
Fahad Bayo (Vipers), Dan Sserunkuma (Vipers), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA), Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC).