Tanzania 0-2 Uganda
Asmara International Stadium, Eritrea
Uganda continued their bright start to the inaugural CECAFA U15 on Monday as they defeated Tanzania 2-0.
Midfielder Travis Mutyaba scored both goals for Jackson Magera’s side who have now won both of their two games at the competition, so far.
His first came on 27 minutes, curling in a free-kick from 25 yards after Abbas Kyeyune was fouled just out-side the box.
In the dying minutes of the contest, Mutyaba scored his and Uganda’s second of the day, finishing neatly following Patrick Ouke’s well-threaded through ball.
Tanzania had earlier threatened to equalize, but failed to find the net, with Peter Gubya, who had been selected ahead of Daniel Mukisa in goal, making fine saves.
In fact, it was from one of the several attacks on the Ugandan goal by the Tanzanians, that resulted into a fine Uganda counter-attack, orchestrated by Patrick Muliika that found Ouke well in a position to play Mutyaba for the second goal.
After the game, Uganda’s head coach Jackson Magera could not hide his joy for getting all three points.
“I am happy we have won our second game and it came against Tanzania, noted Magera.
“My players played well according to the instructions and the result is encouraging.”
His Tanzanian counterpart Mwalimu Swalehe conceded defeat and attributed the loss to the mistakes by his players.
Magera made two changes in the lineup that beat Ethiopia 3-0 in the opening game, bringing on Gubya for Mukisa in goal and Kalisa Shungai in midfield for Leonard Kasanya.
In the second half, tiring Patrick Muliika paved way for Ouke and Mutyaba left for Abdul Nsereko immediately after scoring the second goal.
Uganda now leads group B with maximum points from two games and will next play against South Sudan on Friday.