Erisa Ssekisambu and Muzamiru Mutyaba of Uganda
Saturday Aug 12, 2017. 17:21
A brace from Muzamiru Mutyaba helped Uganda to an impressive 3-0 win over Rwanda in a first leg, third round African Nations Championship qualifier at the St Mary’s Stadium in Kampala on Saturday afternoon.
Uganda controlled the flow of play from the onset and opened the scoring in the 14th minute courtesy of a penalty strike from Muzamiru Mutyaba, 1-0.
The home side continued to pile on the pressure and added to the scoreline ten minutes later when Muzamiru Mutyaba found his second goal of the game, 2-0.
Rwanda tried to find their way back into the game before the break, but they were unable to sustain any period of possession and consequently were unable to create goal scoring chances.
Uganda took a two goal lead into the break.
The second half started much similar to the first with Uganda finding their third goal in the 51st minute thanks to Bernard Muwanga who found the back of the net with a clinical finish, 3-0.
Uganda took their foot off the pedal after that and cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win.
Rwanda will have a lot to do in the return leg of this third round tie which will be held at the Stade Régional Nyamirambo in Kigali next Saturday, August 19.
The winner of this two-leg qualifier will take part in CHAN 2019 in Kenya.