CECAFA Tusker Cup champions Uganda Cranes on Friday evening hammered tournament debutants South Sudan 4 – 0 to maintain a 100% record.
Lethal striker Brian Umony was at it again testing the South Sudan backline in the 17th minute only for his goal to be ruled offside.
The towering South Sudanese did not deter the Cranes from flying over them and in the 24th minute Umony found the back of the net and this scoreline went on until the 40th minute when Saidi Kyeyune provided Umony the killer pass for the latter to make it 2-0 in favor of the cranes.
Brian Umony now has three goals.
After the break, the champions through Robert Sentogo made it 3-0 before Hamis Kiiza put the icing on the cake scoring the Cranes’ fourth with less than ten minutes to go to make Uganda the only team not to have conceded a goal so far in the tournament.
In the early kick off game, Kenya beat an unconvincing AFCON bound Ethiopia 3 – 1 to register their second win of the tournament and qualify for the quarterfinals and dump the Horn of Africa nation out.
Meanwhile, tournament organisers have succumbed to pressure following the appalling conditions at Namboole and moved Saturday games to two other stadiums.
Games scheduled for Saturday will be played at Lugogo and Wankulukuku Stadiums respectively according to the new arrangement.
Quarterfinal matches on Monday will also be played at Lugogo but Tuesday’s involving Cranes will return to Namboole as organisers think by then the stadium will have got the much needed rest.