Uganda Cranes recovered from a goalless draw in their first group game to wallop South Sudan 5-1 in the CECAFA senior challenge cup at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega on Friday afternoon.
The Cranes took the lead through Vipers’ Milton Karisa in the 7th minute off an Muzamiru Mutyaba delivery before Police FC’s on- form striker Hood Kaweesa took the lead further four minutes later to score his maiden goal in national team colours.
Four minutes later, Hood Kaweesa who was scoring his maiden goal on the national team doubled the lead for Uganda.
KCCA striker Derrick Nsibambi was on the mark with a brace as Nicholas Wadada also scored to seal South Sudan’s fate in this year’s CECAFA edition in Kenya.
The continent and region’s youngest nation scored their consolation through Luak Wol in the 25th minute.
The win took the record champions top of Group B on four points, the same a Burundi who are second, the former with a better goal difference.
Ethiopia are third in the group on three points whereas South Sudan are languishing at the bottom with only a single point.
Uganda will now play Ethiopia in their last group B game whereas Burundi will play South Sudan.
Uganda are the defending champions after winning the tournament hosted by Ethiopia in 2015.