CECAFA U18: Uganda, Kenya to face off in final after victories in semis

Tuesday, December 05, 2023
Uganda 1-0 Rwanda
Kenya 0 (4)-0 (3) Tanzania

Uganda’s U18 Boys team emerged victorious over Rwanda U18 to secure a coveted spot in the final of the CECAFA U18 Boys Championship following a 1-0 victory at Jomo Kenyatta Mamboleo Stadium in Kisumu City on Tuesday afternoon.

Coached by Morley Byekwaso, the U18 Junior Cranes triumphed over the neighbours courtesy of a solo strike by KCCA FC’s youngster, Abubakar Mayanja in the 59th minute.

The intense semi-final saw a goalless first half, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

However, Mayanja’s 59th-minute strike proved to be the game-changer, propelling Uganda into the final and dashing Rwanda’s hopes.

Meanwhile, in the other semi-final between Kenya and Tanzania, the match ended in a goalless draw, pushing the game into extra time and eventually penalties. Kenya clinched victory in the penalty shootout, securing a 4-3 win over Tanzania.

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As the dust settles on the semi-finals, the stage is set for an epic showdown in the CECAFA U18 Boys Championship final.

The two teams (Uganda and Kenya) will battle for gold in the CECAFA U18 final this Friday, December 8, 2023, at Jomo Kenyatta Mamboleo Stadium in Kisumu.

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Football enthusiasts can anticipate an exhilarating clash between these two talented teams vying for the championship crown.

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