Mucureezi scores four to send Uganda through to next round

KCCA FC midfielder Paul Mucureezi scores his first of the four goals for Uganda Cranes against South Sudan at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo

 Goals by Derrick Nsibambi and Paul Mucureezi were enough as Uganda Cranes defeated South Sudan 5-1 in the Total African Nations of Championship first round return leg qualifier at the StarTimes Stadium on Saturday Afternoon.

Striker Derrick Nsibambi opened the flood gates after 35 minutes with a brilliant header off Nicholas Wadada’s perfect cross.

Nsibambi got injured in the process and was replaced by teammate Paul Mucureezi who scored off a Moses Waiswa through ball to double Uganda’s lead after 41 minutes.

Derrick Nsibambi heads home his first goal in national colours against South Sudan at the StarTimes in Lugogo

Immediately after recess, Mucureezi wasn’t going to be stopped, he scored his second in the 46th before completing his hat trick after 50 minutes.

And six minutes later, Mucureezi who was earning his second cap in a space of seven days tapped in Uganda’s fifth and his fourth of the evening.

Midfield gem, Muzamir Mutyaba dictated matters in the midfield as Uganda ran rampant against South Sudan at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo

Uganda will play Rwanda in the final qualifying round next month with an aim of qualifying for the fourth straight CHAN Finals.

Uganda Cranes XI: Ismael Watenga (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada©,Isaac  Muleme, Savio Kabugo, Timothy Awanyi, Benard Muwanga, Milton Kariisa, Moses Waiswa (Tom Masiko), Derrick Nsibambi (Paul Mucureezi), Muzamiru Mutyaba (Simon Sserunkuma) Shafiq  Kagimu

Subs: Saidi Keni (GK), Paul Musamali, Nicholas Kasozi, Simon Sserunkuma, Geoffrey Serunkuuma.