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Mucureezi Dedicates Goals against Sudan to Parents

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Paul Mucureezi walks off with a ball after the game against South Sudan

Midfielder Paul Mucureezi put up a scintillating performance as Uganda outwitted South Sudan in a Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifier on Saturday.

Mucureezi came off the bench to score a double brace (4 goals) as the Uganda Cranes eased 5-1 past South Sudan.

The crafty midfielder could not hide his delight about the magical performance and labelled it as the best game of his career.

“First, I give honor and glory to God for the performance and helping us win the game,” he started. “I asked for a goal before the game but in the end He gave me four.”

“To me this is my best moment in my playing career, playing on the national team was a dream come true but scoring more than once is a great milestone,” he noted.

The KCCA FC crafty midfielder dedicated the double brace he scored against South Sudan to his parents who live in Ntungamo District.

“I dedicate the goals to my parents. They have always encouraged me to carry on, given me the necessary support and this will be good news to them,” he said.

He also thanked team coach Micho for availing him with the chance to play.

“When I was coming on, he told me to go and perform to my best and reward the people of Western Uganda who have high hopes in me and I think this pushed me,” Mucureezi intimated.

Mucureezi replaced Derrick Nsibambi in the 41st minute after the latter had sustained an injury in the course of scoring the opener for Uganda.

Two minutes later, Mucureezi got onto the score sheet before taking matters into his own hands in the second half.

Uganda will now take on Rwanda in the final hurdle to the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN).

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