Monday, January 18
*Morocco Vs Togo – 7pm
*Rwanda Vs Uganda – 10pm

Uganda Cranes and Rwanda will open their CHAN campaign tonight at the Stade Reunification in Doula.

The game will follow the other group C fixture between Morocco and Togo, which is the early kickoff of the day.

Uganda will be hoping to bank on recent Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament success where they finished top of the pile ahead of hosts-Cameroon, Niger and Zambia.

The Amavubi Stars on the other hand played a two-match friendly with Congo, and needed to recover from two goals down to secure a draw in the first game thanks to Martin Fabrice Twizeyimana and Justin Mico goals.

Uganda will be making their fifth straight appearance at the Tourney but are yet to go past the group stages.

Rwanda are at CHAN for the fourth time, and made the Quarter final at their home edition in 2016 where they were eliminated by DR Congo 2-1 (AET).

To qualify for CHAN 2020, Uganda eliminated Somalia and Burundi, beating the latter on a 6-0 aggregate.

Rwanda eliminated Ethiopia 2-1 on aggregate in September 2019 having won the first leg 1-0 in Mekelle.

Rwanda last triumphed over Uganda Cranes 1-0 in 2007 Cecafa Cup.

Probable Lineups:

Uganda – Charles Lukwago, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Mustafa Mujuzi, Halid Lwaliwa, Shafic Kagimu, Karim Watambala, Tonny Mawejje, Joachim Ojera, Brian Aheebwa, Milton Karisa

Rwanda – Olivier Kwizera, Fitina Ombolenga, Faustin Usengimana, Thierry Manzi, Emery Bayisenge, Eric Nsabimana, Savio Nshuti, Fabrice Twizeyimana, Ernest Sugira, Jacques Tuyisenge, Hakizimana Muhadjiri.

Key Player

Brian Aheebwa (Uganda Cranes) – The striker will be going to CHAN with a lot of expectations on his shoulders having had a strong start with his new club KCCA FC since joining from Mbarara City FC this season.
He has scored seven goals from five league games. Notably, he scored an hat-trick against Rwanda’s AS Kigali in CAF Confederation Cup.

Ernest Sugira (Rwanda Amavubi) – He plays for APR, on loan at Rayon Sports, and will carry the scoring burden alongside Tuyisenge. He scored in both legs as Rwanda eliminated Ethiopia to book a ticket at Cameroon. He had a good spell in 2016 where he scored three goals including a brace against Gabon in group stages and one goal against DR Congo in the knockout.

How To Watch – UBC is yet to confirm whether they will broadcast the game. But you can surely watch the encounter live on KBC (Kenya) on StarTimes and Rwanda TV which can be found on DSTV. Sports Focus (StarTimes) will also broadcast the games

Follow updates live on our official social media pages.

CHAN 2020 Results

Saturday, January 16
*Cameroon 1-0 Zimbabwe
*Mali 1-0 Burkina Faso

Sunday, January 17
*Libya 0-0 Niger
*Congo DR 1-0 Congo Republic


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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