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Uganda Hippos Crowned CECAFA U20 Champions

Wednesday, December 2
*Final – Uganda 4-1 Tanzania
*3rd Place – Kenya 1-2 South Sudan

Uganda Hippos beat hosts Tanzania 4-1 to win the CECAFA U20 Championship in Arusha.

Richard Basangwa, Steven Sserwadda, Ivan Bogere and Kenneth Semakula were on target for the Hippos.

Abdul Suleiman Hamis scored a consolation for Tanzania at the half-hour mark.

Ivan Bogere (right) against Tanzania. TFF

Both sides came into the game having sealed the two available CECAFA slots for 2021 AFCON U20 Championship set in Mauritania.

Uganda achieves the milestone having drawn their opener against South Sudan with a man down (Musa Ramathan red card) in the group opener.

The side beat Burundi to top group B before overcoming Kenya at the semifinal stage.

Uganda Hippos

Bogere finished as the tournament top scorer with 5 goals and South Sudan’s goalkeeper Simon Jackson was best goalkeeper of the tournament.

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

Uganda Hippos XI: Jack Komakech (G.K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Captain), Aziz Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Kenneth Semakula, Isma Mugulusi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Richard Basangwa (86′ Ivan Asaba), Najib Yiga (77′ Joseph Kizza Bukenya), Ivan Bogere, Steven Sserwadda (Faisal Wabyoona)

Un Used: Denis Ssenyondwa Kaala (G.K), Richard Bbosa, Ashiraf Mulindi, Joseph Kafumbe, Raymond Onyai, Alpha Thierry Ssali


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