Uganda Cranes celebrations - Mustapha Kizza
  • Saturday October 19, 2019
  • StarTimes stadium, Lugogo 4pm

Uganda Cranes faces Burundi in the second leg of the CHAN 2020 Qualifiers on Saturday at Lugogo.

The coaches Abdallah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi talk to the players on Tuesday morning

The side needs to avoid a 3-0 deficit if they are to progress to the CHAN finals.

Cranes hold a 3-0 first leg advantage attained three weeks ago in Bujumbura. Abdallah Mubiru has warned his side against complacency ahead of the tie.

“The biggest concern we have is to fight complacency because players may think it’s a done deal having defeated our opponents 3-0 in the first leg,” said Mubiru after the team’s training session on Tuesday.

“In football, anything can happen even in ten minutes. We are emphasising they know that,” he added.

“We need to manage the 90 minutes very well. They (Burundi) are not losing anything so they will come with a strategy to try attack so we have to be careful and counter their strategy.”

Key Stats

  • Uganda has featured in four Chan finals (2011, 2014, 2016 & 2018) while Burundi has done so once in 2014.
  • The first ever meeting between Uganda and Burundi was in 1964 and ended in a 7-0 win for The Cranes.
  • There have previous 16 meetings, Uganda wins 11, lost 2 and drawn 3.
  • 10 of the 16 previous meetings have been in CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, five are friendlies and one in the Chan qualifiers.

Uganda Probable XI

Charles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, Halid Lwaliwa, John Revita, Nicholas Kasozi, Yusuf Ssozi, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo, Mike Mutyaba and Viane Ssekajugo.