By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
3 second half goals ensured Uganda Hippos complete a clean sweep against minnows South Sudan to cruise to the final qualification round of the U20 AFCON on an aggregate score of 8-1.
Mattia Lule had made only two changes in the starting eleven that thumped the Sudanese 5-1 in the first leg.
Robert Katabalwa in the left back position and Ivan Eyamu in the attacking department marked their debuts.
Following a barren first half, Steven Mukwala broke the deadlock with a long range strike to hand Mattia Lule’s charges a deserved lead soon after restart.
The Vipers youthful forward doubled the lead moments later to complete his brace of the evening.
Allan Okello made it 3-0 with a superb finish in the 73rd minute.
Sadam Masereka, Faisal Sekyanzi and Herbert Achai were brought on for Abubaker Kasule, Frank Tumwesigye and Steven Mukwala respectively.
The Hippos will face Cameroon in the final qualification round of the U20 AFCON.
Said Keni (GK), Paul Willa, Robert Katabalwa, Mustafa Mujuzi, Geoffrey Wasswa, Abubaker Kasule, Julius Poloto, Ivan Eyamu, Steven Mukwala, Frank Tumwesigye, Allan Okello
Denis Otim (GK), Bashir Asiku, Sadam Masereka, Fred Okot, Faisal Sekyanzi, Herbert Achai