A brace for Emmanuel Okwi ensures Uganda go top of Group L with a 3-0 win over Lesotho in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Saturday.

Impressively, the home team opened the scoring in the 11th minute thanks to a strike from Simba attacker Emmanuel Okwi to send the fans into ecstasy.

Farouk Miya doubled their lead from the penalty spot in the 27th before Okwi completed a sounding victory for the host late on in the second half.

The Crocodiles were poor as they offered very little in attack throughout the duration of the contest.

Lesotho host Uganda next week Tuesday in the return fixture of the 2019 Afcon qualifier.

Meanwhile, A Ricardo Gomes brace helped Cape Verde beat Tanzania 3-0 at home on Saturday.

Cape Verb after saturday’s win are three points adrift off Uganda in Group L.

Another win for the Ugandans will surely mean they are two steps closer in their bid to reach Cameroon 2019.

Elsewhere, South Africa thrashed Seychelles 6-0 on Saturday in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg.

The impressive victory means they achieved their biggest victory.

Their previous biggest win was when they walloped Guatemala 5-0 during a friendly ahead of 2010 World Cup.

Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying results/Matches

Group E: South Africa 6-0 Seychelles
Group L: Uganda 3-0 Lesotho
Group A: Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Madagascar
Group K: Mozambique 1-2 Namibia
Group E: Nigeria 4-1 Libya

Group G: DR Congo v Zimbabwe
Group I: Burkina Faso v Botswana
Group J: Tunisia v Niger
Group A: Senegal v Sudan
Group B: Morocco v Comoros

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