Mutyaba brace gives Cranes first leg cushioning

Mutyaba brace gives Cranes first leg cushioning
13 August 2017 09:10

Midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba netted a brace as Uganda defeated Rwanda 3-0 on Saturday in the first leg of the third round of the Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 qualifier.

 

The home side starting a new era without Serbian coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic netted two goals by Mutyaba in the first half before Derrick Nsibambi added the third at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

 

After 14 minutes, the Cranes were awarded a penalty after Nsibambi was brought down by Aimable Nsabimana. Midfielder Mutyaba made not mistake converting the penalty for the opener.

 

Amavubi tried to fight back with skipper Djihad Bizimana holding well in the midfield, but the Ugandan defenders stood firm. On 25 minutes, some good inter passing by Milton Karisa released Mutyba who made no mistake shooting past the Rwanda goalkeeper Marcel Nzarora.

 

With a 2-0 lead, the Cranes caretaker coach Moses Basena brought on Tom Masiko for Bernard Muwanga, but it was the Rwanda side which resumed with lots of urgency looking to pull back a goal.

 

With only Nzarora to beat, Mutyaba should have made it 3-0 but he blasted wide three minutes into the second half.

 

On 51 minutes, Karisa was the provider again as Nsibambi shot past Nzarora to take the game beyond the visitors.

 

Rwanda coach Antoine Hey made some changes, but to no avail as the Cranes continued to dominant the game. Mutyaba then paved way for Paul Mucureezi after 60 minutes before Muhammed Shaban also replaced a tired Moses Waiswa all for Uganda.

 

The Rwanda team continued to push forward and a Bizimana goal bound shot five minutes from time was punched out for a corner by Uganda goalkeeper Isima Watenga.

 

The return leg will take place on Saturday, 19 August 2017 at the Stade Regional de Nyamirambo in Kigali, with the winner over the two legs qualifying for the final tournament scheduled for 12 January to 4 February 2018 in Kenya.

 

Reactions

Moses Basena (Acting Head Coach, Uganda)

We are happy that we managed to get three goals in Kampala. But the battle is not yet won.

 

Antoine Hey (Head Coach, Rwanda)

We are disappointed by the loss, but we shall go back and correct the mistakes ahead of the return leg.

 

Fixtures

Central Zone

11.08.2017    Brazzaville     Congo 0-0 DR Congo

12.08.2017    Malabo                     Equatorial Guinea vs Gabon

12.08.2017    Sao Tome      Sao Tome vs Cameroon

 

Central-East Zone

12.08.2017    Kampala        Uganda 3-0 Rwanda

13.08.2017    Hawassa        Ethiopia vs Sudan

 

North Zone

12.08.2017    Constantine   Algeria 1-2 Libya

13.08.2017    Alexandria     Egypt vs Morocco

 

South Zone

12.08.2017    East London   South Africa 2-2 Zambia

13.08.2017    Antananarivo Madagascar vs Angola

13.08.2017    Moroni           Comoros vs Namibia

 

West A Zone

12.08.2017    Nouakchott    Mauritania 2-2 Mali

15.08.2017    Pikine            Senegal vs Guinea

 

West B Zone

12.08.2017    Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 2-2 Ghana

13.08.2017    Cotonou         Benin vs Nigeria

13.08.2017    Niamey          Niger vs Cote d’Ivoire

 

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