Uganda beat Malawi 2-0 in 2021 AFCON qualifier

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-18 06:33:20|Editor: ZD
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KAMPALA, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Uganda Cranes defeated Malawi 2-0 on Sunday in a Group B match of the on-going 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.

Emmanuel Okwi scored the first goal on 29 minutes before Fahad Bayo netted the second on 66 minutes.

The visitors who beat South Sudan 1-0 in their opening match last week tried to get some passes together but could not beat Uganda's defenders.

Malawi's Gabadinho Mhango was yellow carded for rough play.

The win sees Uganda pick four points after their goalless away draw away to Burkina Faso on Wednesday.

"I am happy that we have comfortably won the first game at home in this campaign. The defenders have also been very disciplined today," said Uganda coach Jonathan Mckinstry after the match.

Malawi's head coach Meck Mwase told Xinhua that they failed to catch the few scoring opportunities in the first half.

"We shall continue building the team and wait for the other qualifying matches that take place next year," added Mwase.

Uganda are chasing a third straight qualification for the AFCON after featuring at the 2017 and 2019 tournaments in Gabon and Egypt respectively.