CECAFA U20: Ten-Man Uganda Hippos Hold On To Draw South Sudan

Sunday, November 22
*Tanzania 6-1 Djibouti

Monday, November 23
*Ethiopia 0-3 Kenya
*South Sudan 0-0 Uganda

Tuesday, November 24
*Djibouti Vs Somalia

Ten-man Uganda Hippos held on for a goalless draw against South Sudan in the Cecafa U20 Championship at Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium in Arusha Tanzania.

The Hippos played the large part of the game with a man down after Musa Ramathan was sent off in the 36th minute.

Burundian Centre Referee Saddam Houssein Mansour issued out the straight red card after a consultation from the his official following an off-the-ball altercation involving the KCCA FC lanky defender.

Both sides failed to find the back of the net. Cecafa

The South Sudan looked the best side but failed to capitalise on the numerical advantage, with Vipers man Joseph Dhata working the Hippos defence before was withdrawn in the second stanza.

The Hippos best chance in the second half saw Bobosi Byaruhanga’s free kick kept out by goalkeeper Justin Simon Pita

Joseph Kafumbe, Ivan Bogere and Isma Mugulusi’s introductions by Coach Morley Byekwaso were only enough to produce a point.

Both Bogere and Mugulusi had attempts on goal, with the Busoga United youngster almost winning it late for the side.

The result comes on a back of the senior team’s loss against the South Sudanese counterparts in AFCON Qualifiers last week in Kenya.

The Hippos will return to action against Burundi on November 25 for their last three-team group game.

The top team in each group (three groups in the championship) will proceed to the semifinals, alongside one best runner-up.

The winner of this tournament will qualify for the AFCON Under-20 tournament set in Mauritania next year.

Team captains and match officials before kickoff. FUFA

Teams Used:

South Sudan XI – Justin Simon Pita, Rehan Malong, Oman Majang, Dak Wicker, Dominic James, Wayi Luka, Gama William, Joseph Dhata, Omar Essien, Taban Malish, Lual Dani

Uganda Hippos XI – Jack Komakech, Steven Sserwadda, Aziz Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Keneth Ssemakula, Gavin Kizito, Richard Basangwa, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Derrick Raymond Onyai, Najib Yiga, Ivan Asaba

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