Uganda Hippos Wins CECAFA U-20 Championship

CAF/CECAFA U-20  Zonal Qualifiers Final:

FT  Tanzania 1-4 Uganda Hippos

The Final was played at the Black Rhino Academy Sports Center in Karatu , Tanzania on Wednesday December 2020.

Uganda and Tanzania have faced off in the last three years at all football levels right from youth to Seniors for Both men and women.

Uganda Hippo’s goals were scored by Najib Yiga, Steven Sserwada, Ivan Bogere and Kenneth Ssemakula.

Abdul Hamis Suleiman got the consolation for the hosts which was an equalizer from the spot kick(penalty).

Tanzanzia were the defending Champion s of the Tournament which they won in 2019 after overcoming Kenya 1-0 in the final that was played at the FUFA Technical Centre,Njeru (Uganda).

Both Uganda and Tanzania have qualified to the 2021 AFCON U-20 Tournament which will be held in Mauritania.

Uganda has further showed dominance in football  in the CECAFA region:

Uganda is the reigning Champion of the CECAFA U-15(Boys),U-20(Men), U-17 (Boys),U-17(Girls),CECAFA Kagame Club Club Cup(KCCA) and the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup(Uganda Cranes).

Uganda has further showed dominance in football  in the CECAFA region:

Uganda is the reigning Champion of the CECAFA U-15(Boys),U-20(Men), U-17 (Boys),U-17(Girls),CECAFA Kagame Club Club Cup(KCCA) and the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup(Uganda Cranes).

Uganda Hippos Line up in the Final:

Jack Komakech (G.K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Captain), Aziz Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Kenneth Ssemakula, Isima Mugulusi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Richard Basangwa(86’ Ivan Asaba), Najib Yiga(77’ Joseph Kizza Bukenya),  Ivan Bogere,  Steven Sserwadda(86’ Faisal Wabyoona).

Subs Not Used:Denis Ssenyondwa Kaala(G.K),Richard Bbosa,Ashiraf Mulindi, Joseph Kafumbe, Raymond Onyai, Alpha Thierry Ssali.

Out Standing Performer of the Tournament:

Best Goalkeeper: Jack Komakech(Uganda).

Top Scorer: Ivan Bogere(Uganda)-5 goals.

Most Valuable Player(MVP):Pascal Isindo(Tanzania).

Fair Play Award:Tanzania U-20.

 

 

 

Frank
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Frank Fremer is a seasoned journalist, blogger and political analyst for over a decade in Uganda

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