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CHAN: We Have No Pressure – Captain Awany

Saturday, July 27
*Somalia 1-3 Uganda
*Burundi 2-0 South Sudan

Uganda Cranes African Nations Championship (CHAN) captain Denis Timothy Awany has said that there is no longer pressure in the camp after they managed to claim a big away against Somalia.

Goals, each from Patrick Kaddu, Mustafa Kiiza and Taddeo Lwanga, settled the nerves to give the Cranes a 3-1 deserved victory in a game played on a neutral ground in Djibouti.

Allan Kayiwa in action. FUFA

The skipper now confidently believes that the tie is almost a done deal.

“Our win away from home has given sent us a big step in this tie after recording this margin,” Awany said after the 3-1 victory.

“There is no pressure, we are not intimidated in the return leg as it was earlier thought. We are a little bit comfortable with the aggregates on our side.

“We will not take them for granted though, we are going to kill the game immediately in the return leg.”

The teams will meet again for the second leg on August 3, at the Startimes stadium in Lugogo, Kampala.

If it comes to pass, Uganda Cranes will face winner between South Sudan and Burundi in another two legged affair for a single ticket to 2020 CHAN tournament in Cameroon.

Midfielder Allan Okello. FUFA

Burundi beat South Sudan 2-0, courtesy of goals from Olivier Dusabe and Jospin Nshimirimana. The sides will meet in Lugogo on August 4, where South Sudan has opted to host their games from.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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