The Uganda Cranes once again emerged on top, completing a double victory over the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda with a 1-0 triumph in their return leg of the FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
Fahad Bayo’s first-half goal was enough to help the hosts secure a well-deserved victory against Rwanda in their bid to qualify for their first-ever FIFA World Cup.
The victory pushes Uganda to eight points below Mali, which has ten points. Mali presents a big threat to Uganda’s chances of advancing to the next level after completing their double victory over Kenya. Currently, Mali is leading with ten points, Uganda is second with eight, and Kenya is third with two points while Rwanda is last with only one point.
According to the tournament format, the team that finishes on top of the group will advance to the third round. In this round, ten teams that top all their respective groups will be drawn into five home-and-away ties. The winners of each fixture will advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Milutin Sredejevic Micho, the head coach of the Uganda Cranes, said that he is happy his side won the game. He said they would now embark on preparing for their next game against Kenya that will be played on home ground.