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AFCON U19: Cubs defeat Tanzania to go second in group A

The Cubs players celebrate one of the goals against Tanzania on Wednesday (FUFA Photos)

2019 AFCON U17
Uganda 3-0 Tanzania
National Stadium, Dar es Salam
Wednesday, 17-03-2019

DAR ES SALAAM – The Uganda Cubs are very much in contention for a place in the last 4 of the 2019 AFCON finals thanks to a commanding victory over hosts Tanzania on Wednesday.

Having lost the first game 1-0 to Angola, the Cubs who were without suspended left-back Ibrahim Juma ran out 3-0 winners at the National Stadium in Dar es Salam.

Uganda’s goals were scored by Andrew Kawooya, Ivan Asaba and Najib Yiga.
Kawooya opened the scoring with a 16th minute goal off a Rogers Mugisha assist.

Mugisha assisted Asaba for the second on 28 minutes as the first half finished 2-0 in bold in favour of the Cubs.

Yiga wrapped up the scoring on the evening for Uganda with a well drilled header, 14 minutes from time.

During the game, the Cubs technical bench led by Ghanian-Fabin Kwesi, made three changes with Abdulwahid Iddi, Isma Mugulusi and John Alou replacing Rogers Mugisha, Andrew Kawooya and Ivan Asaba respectively.

Uganda’s Ivan Asaba was named the Total man of the match.

Uganda is now second in group A, three points behind leaders Nigeria who overcame Angola 1-0 in the other game played on Wednesday.

The Cubs will now face Nigeria on Saturday, knowing that victory will see them through to both the semi finals and the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil.

On the same day and time, Angola will battle Tanzania.

Team Line Ups:

Uganda U-17 XI.

Jack Komakech (G.K), Justine Opiro, Kevin Ssekimbegga, Gavin Kizito, Samson Kasozi, Rogers Mugisha (58′ Abdulwahid Iddi ), Thomas Kakaire, Andrew Kawooya (62′ Isma Mugulusi), Davis Ssekajja, Najib Yiga, Ivan Asaba (84′ John Alou)

Subs Not Used:

Delton Oyo (G.K), Patrick Mubiru (G.K), James Jarieko, Edrine Mukisa Opaala, Innocent Opira, Polycarp Mwaka,
Suspended: Ibrahim Juma

Tanzania XI:

Shabani Hassan (G.K), Omary Omary, Arafat Swakali, , Alphonce Msanga, John Edmund, Kelvin John, Pascal Msindo, Ladaki Chasambi, Amiri Njeru, Esdon Mshirakandi (57’ Salumu Milinge), Morice Abraham (Captain)

Subs:

Ben Starkie, Mustapha Nankuku, Misungwi Chananja, William Dominic, Agiri Ngoda, Mwinyi Yahya (G.K), Zuberi Masudi (G.K)
The AFCON U17 fixtures on Thursday:
-Cameroon vs Morocco
-Senegal vs Guinea

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