CECAFA U18 Semi-finals
Uganda 1-0 Rwanda
Kenya (4-3) 0-0 Tanzania
The Uganda U18 team has reached the CECAFA U18 championship final after beating Rwanda 1-0 in the semi final.
Uganda’s KCCA FC teenager Abubakar Mayanja, in the 56th minute scored the only goal of the game played at the Jomo Kenyatta Mamboleo Stadium on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
Uganda will now meet hosts Kenya in the final to be played on Friday, December 8th.
Kenya ousted Tanzania 4-3 on penalties after the 90 minutes and extra time ended goalless. Goalkeeper Ibrahim Wanzala saved two Tanzanian penalties to help Kenya qualify to the last stage.
It was not all rosy for Uganda to reach the final, as they lost the opening game (1-0) to Tanzania.
The Morley Bwekwaso-coached side however went on to beat Zanzibar (2-1) and South Sudan (2-0) to make it to the last four as group B leaders, after which they beat Rwanda on Tuesday.