NOUAKCHOTT – Uganda and Ghana qualified on Monday to face in the final of this year’s edition of Africa U-20 Cup of Nations – Afcon; and tacticians as well as players of both sides are separately claiming the silverware is theirs jugding by history.
The final is set for this Saturday in Mauritania’s city of Nouakchott.
Whereas Uganda’s youngsters – The Hippos had no respect for their counterparts of Tunisia – beating them 4-1, Ghanians – The Black Satellites ejected Gambia after a 1-0 win in Nouakchott.
Uganda’s striker Richard Basangwa was on target once, as he opened a hattrick for dangerman Derrick Kakooza. Tunisia had responded through defender Adam Karim Benlamine.
The Ghanians in the other semis had Precious Boah netting to set-up the Saturday encounter scheduled for 8:00 p.m. at the Nouakchott Olympic Complex.
“It’s our year and we have to make history; we can’t let them do what they did to our forefathers in 1978,” Kakooza is quoting as saying in relation to the Saturday game.
Ghana’s Precious believes history favours them as the Saturday game is a contention leading
to their fourth Afcon title after lifting the same trophy in 1993, 1999, and 2009.
It should be noted that the Black Satellites are also winners of a similar competition in 2009 at the world level- becoming the only African country to have written such history.
But the heavy envelopes Fufa officials have promised Ugandan players could a springboard towards making history.