Burundi, Uganda play out goalless draw | 2017 CECAFA


  • CECAFA 2017
  • Uganda Cranes 0-0 Burundi

Burundi held the record CECAFA holders Uganda Cranes to a  goalless draw in a Group B encounter at Bhukungu Stadium, Kakamega on Monday afternoon.

The Cranes looked the much better side, with two early corners courtesy of the pressure from Milton Karisa and Derrick Nsibambi.

Simba Football Club forward Laudit Mavugo and Bloemfontein Celtics striker Abdoul Fiston tried to help Burundi back into the game but Bernard Muwanga and Timothy Dennis Awany stood solid in the back.

Muzamiru Mutyaba forced a save from goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana with an effort 30 yards as the first half almost closed out.

Hood Kaweesa came on for the KCCA midfielder Allan Kateregga later on before Paul Mucureezi replaced Karisa.

Defender Nico Wakiro Wadada saved Uganda from conceding with a goal-line clearance two minutes to full time.

Substitute Senkatuka had a chance to shoot from an acute angle off Isaac Muleme’s long diagonal ball.

Uganda Cranes Starting Line-up: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Nicholas Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Awany, Bernard Muwanga (Captain), Tadeo Lwanga (55′ Nelson Senkatuka), Allan Kyambadde, Derrick Nsibambi, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Allan Kateregga (58′ Hood Kaweesa) and Milton Karisa (66′ Paul Mucureezi)

Subs Not Used: Tom Ikaara (GK), Ismail Watenga (GK), Daniel Isiagi, Aggrey Madoi, Tom Masiko, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Joseph  Nsubuga, Shafik Bakaki

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Peter Waweru
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Tonny Kidiya
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Joshua Achilla
  • 4th Official: Anthony Ogwayo