Uganda pick second win in Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup
Two goals by Travis Mutyaba in each half were enough to see Uganda pick victory against Tanzania on Monday in their second game in Group B at the on-going Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup in Asmara.
The win sees Uganda maintain their lead in Group B after they defeated Ethiopia 3-0 in their opening match.
Rabbin Sanga had an opportunity to score for Tanzania, but he failed to beat Uganda’s goalkeeper after four minutes.
Mutyaba made it 1-0 after 27 minutes with a well taken curling free kick. Tanzania’s Shafii Hassan also had his shot blocked after 36 minutes.
In the second half the Tanzania team returned with more determination as they pinned the Ugandan team in their half. Daniel Ndalo had his free kick miss by inches for the Tanzania youngsters.
Substitute Daudy Saidy also had another missed chance for Tanzania. But Mutyaba made sure Uganda increased their lead after 79 minutes with a well taken shot that beat Tanzania’s goalkeeper Rashid Miraji.
Jackson Magera, Uganda’s coach said he changed his tactics because he was aware of Tanzania’s strong points. “I am happy we won against a very good team,” he added.
In the second game South Sudan scored first through Tet James Wicjong before Ethiopia’s Fentie Fitsum Fetalew converted a late penalty to make it 1-1.
Group B table standings
P W D L GF GA A Pts
Uganda 2 2 0 0 5 0 5 6
Rwanda 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3
Ethiopia 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 1
S.Sudan 2 0 1 1 0 4 -3 1
Tanzania 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0