CECAFA U20 Championships
Tanzania 4-2 Uganda
Pece Stadium, Gulu
The Uganda U20 men’s football national team, the Hippos were on Sunday eliminated from the 2019 CECAFA U20 championships after losing 4-2 to Tanzania.
In the game played at Pece Stadium in Gulu, Tanzanian strikers Albart Simchimba and Pius Kelvin each struck twice to eliminate Uganda.
The Hippos goals were scored by Vipers SC left-back Aziz Kayondo on a slippery surface at the Pece Stadium in Gulu.
Uganda started strongly trying to break the dead-lock.
Inside the opening 15 minutes, Ivan Asaba shot wide before namesake Bogeere curled a free-kick over.
However, it was Tanzania who opened the scoring as Simchimba headed past Jack Komakech in the Hippos goal.
Morley Byekwaso’s side search for a response before halftime but it would not come as Tanzania went into the break leading 1-0.
Kayondo eventually levelled matter two minutes after the restart with a wonderful strike from distance.
However, Simchimba restored Tanzania’s advantage thanks to another headed effort.
Like he had done earlier, Kayondo once again drew Uganda level from similar fashion as the first.
The stage was now set for Kelvin to prove his quality.
The Belgium based striker scored two goals in quick succession to hand Tanzania victory.
Tanzania now march onto the semi finals where they will take on Sudan at the Pece Stadium in Gulu.
For Uganda, it is the end of what promised to be a good tournament at home.
In the early kick off at the same venue, Sudan edged South Sudan 1-0 in the Sudan derby.
At the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru, Kenya overcame Burundi 2-1 in the first game before Eritrea humiliated islanders Zanzibar 5-0.
Eritrea will now take on Kenya is the other semi final which will be played at Njeru.
Uganda’s starting line up
Jack Komakech (G.K), Joseph Kafumbe, Aziz Abdul Kayondo, Gavin Kizito, Kenneth Semakula, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Sadam Masereka, Najib Yiga (46’ Isma Mugulusi), Ivan Asaba, Steven Sserwadda, Ivan Bogere (70’ Sadat Anaku)
Denis Otim (G.K), Patrick Mubiru (G.K), Kevin Ssekimbegge, Robert Kitabalwa, Derrick Kiggundu, Bright Anukani
The quarter final results
-Tanzania 4-2 Uganda
-Eritrea 5-0 Zanzibar
-Kenya 2-1 Burundi
-Sudan 1-0 South Sudan