u20 hippos team

The Uganda National Under 20 football team (The Hippos) have qualified for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations U-20 tournament in Mauritania scheduled for next year.

This comes after a convincing 3-1 win over Kenya today in the first U-20 CECAFA semi-final clash at the Black Rhino Academy sports stadium in Karatu, Tanzania.

Striker Ivan Bogere scored a brace, including a kick from the penalty mark to compliment defender Kenneth Semakula’s opener.

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Half time had ended 2-0 in favour of Morley Byekwaso’s charges. Enock Wanyama scored a late consolation for Kenya Rising Stars inside the last ten minutes of the game but was late for a comeback.

Uganda seals the berth to the 2021 AFCON U20 finals and awaits either Tanzania or South Sudan in the final of the U20 Cecafa tournament.

Hosts Tanzania play South Sudan in the second semi-final clash on Monday evening at the same Black Rhino Academy facility in Karatu.