AFCON U-17 (Group A):
- Uganda 3-0 Tanzania
- Nigeria 1-0 Angola
Uganda Cubs registered their first victory at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations with a convincing 3-0 win over hosts and bitter rivals Tanzania on Wednesday.
Andrew Kawooya, Ivan Asaba and Najib Yiga were all on target as the Cubs recovered from the opening day blushes when they lost 1-0 to Angola.
Kawooya tapped home the first after 16 minutes from an acute angle off Rogers Mugisha’s ground cross from the right.
A totally unmarked Asaba doubled the lead two minutes to the half-hour mark.
The Vipers Junior team player had an explicit finish inside the goal area after another Mugisha well laid ball as the Ugandan youngsters took a half time lead.
There was a booking for Uganda’s Kevin Ssekimbegga on 51 minutes for unsporting play for Tanzania called for their opening change six minutes later.
Esdon Mshirakandi paved way for Salumu Milinge.
A minute later, Uganda’s technical bench introduced forward Abdulwahid Iddi for Mugisha.
Iddi immediately got involved in the thick of action and was foiled by the opposition defender with a goal keeper to beat incident.
On 62 minutes, Uganda called for their second change for Uganda. Isma Mugulusi replaced the industrious Andrew Kawooya.
With less than 25 minutes to play, Tanzania called on Agiri Aristides Ngoda in the place of the tired Morice Michael Abraham.
Yiga connected home a quickly taken corner on 76 minutes to guarantee the three points for Uganda at this stage.
Uganda Cubs goalkeeper Jack Komakech was called upon with a finger-tip save on 79 minutes before the diligent Asaba was rested for John Alou in the Cubs last change.
Uganda’s Asaba was named the man of the match.
With Nigeria’s earlier 1-0 over a 10 man Angola side, Uganda remains place and eyes a berth to FIFA World Cup 2019 with a clear cut victory over Nigeria on Saturday.
Team Line Ups:
Uganda U-17 XI: Jack Komakech (G.K), Justine Opiro, Kevin Ssekimbegga, Gavin Kizito, Samson Kasozi, Rogers Mugisha (58′ Abdulwahid Iddi ), Thomas Kakaire, Andrew Kawooya (62′ Isma Mugulusi), Davis Ssekajja, Najib Yiga, Ivan Asaba (84′ John Alou)
Subs Not Used: Delton Oyo (G.K), Patrick Mubiru (G.K), James Jarieko, Edrine Mukisa Opaala, Innocent Opira, Polycarp Mwaka,
Suspended: Ibrahim Juma
Head coach: Samuel Kwasi Fabin Paa
First assistant coach: Jackson Magera
Second assistant coach: Hamuza Lutalo
Tanzania XI: Shabani Hassan (G.K), Omary Omary, Arafat Swakali, , Alphonce Msanga, John Edmund, Kelvin John, Pascal Msindo, Ladaki Chasambi, Amiri Njeru, Esdon Mshirakandi (57’ Salumu Milinge), Morice Abraham (Captain)
Subs: Ben Starkie, Mustapha Nankuku, Misungwi Chananja, William Dominic, Agiri Ngoda, Mwinyi Yahya (G.K), Zuberi Masudi (G.K)
Head coach: Oscar Rabson Mirambo