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Uganda Hippos Vs Cameroon: Preview, Probable Lineups And How To Watch

Wednesday, February 17
*Cameroon U20 Vs Uganda U20 – 7pm
*Mozambique U20 Vs Mauritania U20 – 10pm


Uganda Hippos return to action against Cameroon as match-day two at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations Under-20 takes centre stage in Mauritania.

The Hippos beat Mozambique 2-0 to get off the mark thanks to goals from Derrick Kakooza (penalty) and Steven Sserwadda.

Coached by Morley Byekwaso, the boys played with a lot of confidence but will face a stern test against the Junior Lions.

Cameroon on the other hand, beat hosts Mauritania in the tourney’s opener with Sunday Junior Njang scoring the only goal of the game.

A win for Uganda will seal their place to the knockout, on their debut appearance at the tourney.

To qualify for AFCON U20, the Hippos beat Kenya to storm the final in a CECAFA U20 tournament played in Arusha, Tanzania last year which they consequently won after overcoming Tanzania Ngorongoro Heroes.

Cameroon Pose Biggest Threat

Cameroon were not dominant against Mauritania but managed to pick maximum points thanks to an 80th minute strike from Njang at Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott.

After the game, Cameroon coach Christophe Ousmanou walked out of the press conference after a host journalist asked accused his side of fielding over-age players.

The Cameroonians, athletic and muscular, are expected to bully the Hippos as they target for a place in the knockout.

They won the title wat back in 1995 and have been beaten finalists on four editions including in 2011.

Probable Lineups:

Uganda Hippos – Jack Komakech (G.K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Captain), Azizi Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Kenneth Semakula, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Joseph Kizza Bukenya,Isma Mugulusi, Richard Basangwa, Steven Sserwadda, Derrick Kakooza

Cameroon XI – Hecube Junior, Goni Ali, Meyapya Fongain, Ibrahim Saidou
Bryan Djile, Ambina Fidel, Tenkou Yanike, Nchindo John Bosco, Yahaya Abdoulaye, Alioum Moubarak, Njang Sunday Junior

How To Watch:

The games are being broadcast on KBC and Azam TV (ZBC 2).

You can listen to radio commentary on FUFA FM.

Catch updates on The-SportsNation social media pages for instant updates, and a match report plus reactions will be uploaded after the game.

Live YouTube links will be shared on our Facebook page before kickoff as well.


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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