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Tanzania crowned CECAFA U-17 champions as Uganda settles for third

Tanzania’s cptain lifting the U-17 CECAFA trophy on Sunday

CECAFA U-17 Challange Cup.

Burundi 2018

Final: Tanzania 2-0 Somalia @Ingoma Stadium – Sunday

Third Place play-off: Uganda 4-1 Kenya @ Ngonzi – Saturday.

 

The Tanzania U-17 national team were crowned the  CECAFA challenge cup champions after they defeated Somalia 2-0 in the finals played in Gitega.

Tanzania did not lose a game on route to winning their first crown, toping Group B that had Uganda and Sudan and then going on to beat tournament favorites Kenya 2-1 in the semifinals.

Tanzania becomes the third nation to win the underage tournament after Burundi in 2007 and Uganda in 2009.

The 2009 champions, the Uganda Cubs could only finish third at this year’s championships as they thrashed Kenya 4-1 in the third playoffs match.

The Uganda Cubs finished third

Rogers Mugisha and Juma Ibrahim bagged a brace each for Uganda Cubs with Kenya pulling a consolation through Isaiah Abwel’s first half goal.

Uganda Cubs team that took part in this year’s edition:

Goalkeepers; Nsubuga Farouk (Masavu FC JT), Kiberu Ronald (Express SA), Ssemwogerere Daniel (UPDF FC JT), Oluka George William (Budo
SS)

Defenders; Rasul Muhamad (Onduparaka FC JT), Rogers John (Onduparaka FC JT), Musa Jaggwe (Vipers SC JT), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA SA), Kizito Garvin(SC Villa Jogoo JT), Kafumbe Joseph (Budo SS).

Midfielder; Edema Farouk (Onduparaka FC JT), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC JT), Kirya Gerald (Vipers SC JT), Kakaire Thomas (Vipers SC JT), Ssebuliba Umar (Masavu FC JT), Kawooya Andrew (Proline SA), Ssekajja Davis (Bright
Stars FC JT), Ekellot Ibrahim (Bright Stars FC JT), Akena Pius (Maroons FC JT)

Forwards; Iddi Abdulwahid (Onduparaka FC JT), Anthony Kenty (Onduparaka FC JT), Mpanga Sula(Vipers SC JT), Bakabulindi Moses (Vipers SC JT), Mugisha Rogers Mukisa Owen (BUL FC JT)

Technical team:

Head Coach: Peter Onen

Assitant Coach: Hamza Lutalo

Goalkeeping Coach: Mubarak Kiberu

Media Officer: Hassan Kirunda

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