Uganda U-20 National Team -The Hippos showed class as they beat holders and hosts Tanzania 4-1 in the final of the 2020 CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup played at the Black Rhino Academy sports center in Karatu on Wednesday, 2nd December 2020.
Richard Basangwa, Steven Sserwadda, Ivan Bogere and Kenneth Semakula scored the four goals that saw coach Morley Byekwaso become the first man to win the championship.
Selemani Hamis got the only goal for the home side who had won the tournament in 2019 after overcoming Kenya 1-0 on Ugandan soil at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
Red hot Ivan Bogere and Tanzania’s Abdul Hamisi Suleiman with five goals each finished as tournament joint top scorers and South Sudan’s Simon Justine was voted best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Both Uganda and Tanzania earned tickets to next year’s Afcon Under-20 final in Mauritania.
Earlier, South Sudan defeated Kenya 2-1 to finish third in the tournament.
Most Valuable Player (MVP) : Pascal Msindo -Tanzania.
Top scorers award :
(2 players tied on 5 goals each)
Ivan Bogere -Uganda.
Abdul Hamisi Suleiman -Tanzania.
Best Goalkeeper : Simon Justine – South Sudan.
Fair Play Award: Tanzania
Uganda U-20 XI Vs Tanzania: Jack Komakech (G.K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Captain), Aziz Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Kenneth Semakula, Isma Mugulusi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Richard Basangwa (86′ Ivan Asaba), Najib Yiga (77′ Joseph Kizza Bukenya), Ivan Bogere, Steven Sserwadda (Faisal Wabyoona)
Subs Not Used: Denis Ssenyondwa Kaala (G.K), Richard Bbosa, Ashiraf Mulindi, Joseph Kafumbe, Raymond Onyai, Alpha Thierry Ssali