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Rewind: When Uganda, Burundi Last Met

Uganda and Burundi are set to face off on Saturday, September 21 2019 in the CHAN qualifiers first leg in Bujumbura.

The two regional counterparts have met on various occasions but had not played each other since 2017.

It was in the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge cup in Kenya.

Uganda drew Burundi goalless in the group stages before the sides met in the battle for a third place finish.

Paul Mucureezi (right) in action against Burundi. Courtesy photo

It was a tight affair, and everything was going wrong for Moses Basena and his side after losing to Zanzibar 2-1 in the semis.

In the third place game, Burundi benefited from Benjamin Ochan’s error for Pierre Kwizera to score in the 23rd minute with just three minutes to the end of the first half.

Ibrahim Saddam Juma scored twice in the second half to hand Uganda a laboured win at Machakos.

The KCCA Midfielder volleyed in Nelson Ssenkatuka’s cross before converting from a freekick with just 15 minutes remaining to the end of the game.

Nelson Ssenkatuka (right)

Teams Used:

Burundi: Jonathan Nahimanja, Leon Hererimana, Resor Ndikumana, Omar Mousa, Duhayindavyi Gael, Abdoul Fiston, Mavugo Laudit, Nsimirimana David, Kwizera Pierre, Shadani Hussein and Nahimana Shassiri.

Uganda: Benjamani Ochan, Wadada Wakiro, Issac Mulema, Aggrey Madoi, Timothy Awany, Bernard Muwanga, Tom Masiko, Nelson Senkatuka, Paul Mucureezi, Derrick Nsibambi and Ibrahim Saddam Sadam.

Uganda’s team vs Burundi in the 2017 CECAFA Cup group game
Uganda Starting XI: Benjamin Ochan, Muwanga Benard, Muleme Isaac, Awany Timothy, Wadada Nicholas, Lwanga Tadeo, Kyambadde Allan, Kalisa Milton, Nsibambi Derrick, Kateregga Allan and Mutyaba Muzamiru.

Subs: Watenga Ismail, Ikara Tom, Daniel isiagi, Bakaki Shaffiq, Joseph Nsubuga, Aggrey maddi, Mucuurezi Paul, Juma Ibrahim, Kaweesa Hood, Senkatuuka Nelson and Masiko Tom.

Uganda has met Burundi nine times, won 9, drawn three and lost twice.

Head to Head

09 Oct 1976 – Uganda 2-0 Burundi
(International Friendly)

11 Oct 1976 – Uganda 1-0) Burundi
(International Friendly)

06 Aug 1981- Uganda 2-2 Burundi
(International Friendly)

25 Jul 1999- Uganda 0-0 Burundi
(CECAFA Cup)

20 Nov 2000 – Uganda 2-1 Burundi
(CECAFA Cup)

14 Dec 2001 – Uganda 0-2 Burundi
(CECAFA Cup)

22 Dec 2007 – Uganda 2-0 Burundi
(CECAFA Cup)

11 Jan 2009 – Uganda 5-0 Burundi
(CECAFA Cup)

02 Dec 2009 – Burundi 0-2 Uganda
(CECAFA Cup)

05 Jan 2011 – Uganda 3-1 Burundi
(International Friendly)

01 Dec 2011 – Burundi 1-0 Uganda
(CECAFA Cup)

28 Nov 2015 – Uganda 1-0 Burundi
(CECAFA Cup)

04 Dec 2017 – Uganda 0-0 Burundi
(CECAFA Cup)

17 Dec 2017 – Burundi 1-2 Uganda
(CECAFA Cup)

20 Sep 2019 – Burundi v Uganda
(African Nations Championship)

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