Rwanda missed out to qualify for the 2018 CHAN competition despite beating Uganda Cranes 2-0 in the return leg played on Saturday at Stade de Kigali Nyamirambo.
Yannick Mukunzi and Thierry Manzi scored the only two goals in the first hour of the half time but despite the victory, the neighbors went on to progress to the next round on a 3-2 aggregate having won the first leg.
Ugandan player, Muzamiru Mutyaba (2) and Derrick Nsibambi goals in the first leg at St. Marys Stadium, Kitende gave Uganda a three-goal advantage and the Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba coached side have one foot in Kenya.
Uganda now qualifies to the next round of CHAN 2018 competition slated to be played in Kenya.
Uganda Cranes have only missed on playing the Chan final tournament once the inaugural championship in 2009.
Rwanda has won 11 against Uganda 15 while there have been 7 draws between the two sides all competitions including friendlies.
Uganda Cranes had last suffered a loss against Rwanda in 2007 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. 2017 CHAN qualifier is the second since then.
The Cranes have only lost to Rwanda by more than two goals on a single occasion 3-2 in CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2001.
Rwanda was trying to reach the CHAN finals for the third time. They finished in the quarterfinal round in 2016, a tournament they hosted before being eliminated by eventual winners DR Congo while at the 2014 edition held in Sudan, they finished at the bottom of their group.
The Express News