Uganda eliminate Somalia in 2020 CHAN qualifier

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-04 01:28:52|Editor: yan
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KAMPALA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Uganda Cranes on Saturday eliminated Somalia from the on-going 2020 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier after a 4-1 win.

The Cranes defeated the visiting Somalian national football team in a return leg to advance on 7-2 aggregate.

Striker Patrick Henry Kaddu netted a hat-trick for the home side, and Allan Kyambadde scored the other.

Skipper Daud Abdullahi Tubal got a late consolation goal for the Somalia team.

"I am happy that we have won by a big margin. But we need to be more cautious in the next round," Uganda coach Abdallah Mubiru said after the game.

Somalia coach Bashir Hayford said he was disappointed with the performance of his team.

"We made the same mistakes we made in the first leg last weekend. The early goal disorganized my players," added Hayford.

Uganda will now wait to play the winner between South Sudan and Burundi in the final phase of the qualifiers.

Burundi won the first leg 2-0 ahead of the return leg on Sunday.

The CHAN tournament is played by locally based players playing in the domestic leagues of the respective countries.