Andy Mwesigwa, Godfrey Walusimbi, Geoffrey Massa and Emmanuel Okwi were on the scoresheet as Uganda kept the first clean sheet in five games. The final round of the qualifiers will be played September 7-9 and October 12–14.
Uganda needed to score two goals without reply to overturn the 3-1 deficit suffered in the first leg in Congo but gave fans and coach Bobby Williamson more that they asked for.
Bobby sent out a team intent on attack, with three strikers in Geoffrey Massa, Brian Umony and Emma Okwi all starting.
The three strikers were industrious all evening but Massa, the Yenicami player, particularly inspiring.
Uganda went ahead when skipper Mwesigwa headed in Sserumaga’s well weighted corner on 34 minutes, sending over 30,000 Cranes fans into wild celebrations.
Uganda started the second half in acceleration, Umony fouled in the area and Walusimbi, like he did against Senegal last week, scoring from the spot on 50 minutes.
Coach Jean-Guy Walleme’s side then should have had a penalty when Hassan Wasswa pushed Malongantsayi Fidnesl to the floor but the Moroccan referee waved play on.
The one moment that lit the stadium. Massa collected a pass from Oloya and beat his marker before sending a wild shot past the Congolese goalkeeper, Mouko Barel to make it 3-0 on 64 minutes.
The shot was so wild it tore through the corner. Okwi completed the rout when he beat his marker on the edge to make it 4-0 with four minute to go.