Uganda U-17 Qualify For Moroccan AFCON 2021 After Ousting Djibouti

Uganda U-17 Qualify For Moroccan AFCON 2021 After Ousting Djibouti

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By Denis Turyahebwa

The Cubs qualified for the AFCON U-17 championship that will be held in Morroco in July next year after a 1-0 victory over Djibouti in the first semi-final of the on-going CECAFA U-17 championship in Rwanda at the Stade Umuganda in Rubavu district on Sunday afternoon.

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Both sides displayed a good performance but the Cubs were the better team with Oscar Mawa’s 89th-minute gasp winner. That was the sixth goal in three games for the lethal young Star.

Uganda Cubs came into this game with a fine performance after beating rivals Tanzania 5-0 and Ethiopia 3-0 respectively during the group A-stages and also the statistics were in favour of the Cubs having clobbered this same side 8-0 in the CECAFA U-17 Qualifiers that was in Tanzania in 2018.

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Now Uganda will wait to see who they play within the finals of the tournament with Tanzania locking horns with Ethiopia in the second semi-final to see who takes this year’s Championship.

Uganda has enjoyed a wonderful year with the U-20 (Hippos) qualifying for the AFCON championship in Mauritania come next year and now the Cubs following suit which highlights the future of Ugandan football on an international level.

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