The Uganda Cranes have managed a comfortable 4-1 win over visitors Somalia, in second leg of the CHAN 2020 qualifiers, in the game played at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo, courtesy of Patrick Kaddu’s hat-trick and Allan Kyambadde’s strike.
The CHAN tournament is played by locally based players playing in the domestic leagues of the respective countries. Uganda has featured in the 2018, 2016, 2014 and 2012 Editions of the CHAN competition.
Kaddu opened the deadlock in the 4th minute of the game when he converted a spot kick after a foul on Uganda’s striker in the box, giving the hosts an early lead.
Thereafter, both sides had a couple of attempts to score but in vain, but Uganda had a better ball possession though.
In the 36th minute KCCA FC’s young lad Allan Okello played a one-two with Allan Kyambadde which doubled Uganda’s score through the latter in the 37th minute.
First goal scorer, Patrick Kaddu converted yet another penalty kick a minute to the closure of the first stanza, scoring a brace and a third for Coach Abdallah Mubiru’s side.
Already looking intimidated and scored, the Horn of Africans couldn’t save themselves from yet another humiliation when they failed to contain danger man Patrick Kaddu’s header at the start of the second half, giving the hosts another goal in the 48th minute.
In the 56th minute, Cranes tactician, Mubiru introduced Bright Anukani in place of Allan Kayiwa and Dan Sserunkuma replacing Patrick Kaddu in the 79th minute before introducing Shafiq Kagimu in place of Allan Okello six minutes later.
Daud Abdallah would later score a consolation for the visitors, end the game 4-1 in favour of Uganda.
Cranes defeated Somalia 3-1 in the first leg played in Djibouti last week and have now qualified to the next round with 7-2 on aggregate.
As such, Uganda will play face the winner between South Sudan and Burundi in the last phase of the qualifiers. Burundi beat South Sudan 2-0 in the first leg last weekend and the return leg will be played on Sunday in Kampala.
The South Sudan Football Association opted to play their home game in Uganda because their Juba Stadium is undergoing renovation.