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Uganda win U-15 Challenge Cup in Eritrea

Uganda’s youngsters outsmarted Kenya 4-0 in the final of the 2019 Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup on Friday in Asmara, Eritrea.

Devis Ogwal and Travis Mutyaba gave Uganda a 2-0 lead at half time before Abasi Kyeyune netted a second half brace.

The Kenya team tried to fight back but failed found it difficult to cross the Ugandan back-line.

Kenya’s coach Sagar Lakhani said he was happy with his boys despite the loss in the final. “We could not march the Ugandans physically. But am happy the boys got good exposure in the tournament,” said Lakhani.

“I am happy that we have lifted this trophy and the boys have done what I told them to do,” Uganda’s head coach Jackson Magera said after the game.

In the earlier play-off game Rwanda beat Burundi 4-2 in penalties after the game ended 1-1 in 90 minutes.

Uganda’s Abasi Kyeyune who netted nine goals received the top scorer’s trophy, while Kenya’s Alvin Odari Lwangu was voted best goalkeeper, while Eritrea’s Temesgen Tesfay was voted best player of the tournament.

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad also graced the final before attending a dinner organised by the Eritrean National Football Federation (ENFF) at the Asmara Palace Hotel.


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