Uganda Hippos

The Uganda U-20 national football team known as the Hippos, will lock horns with hosts Tanzania in the final of the CECAFA Championship, which acted as the qualification tournament for the 2021 Africa U-20 Nations Cup.

The Hippos edged Kenya with a convincing 3-1 win 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 for Morley Byekwaso’s youngsters.

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The Ngorongoro Heroes of Tanzania grabbed the final 2021 African Cup of Nations U20 slot for the East Africa zone after beating South Sudan 1-0 in the second semi-final on Monday evening.

Tanzania are the defending champions of the U20 CECAFA championship having won the 2019 edition in Uganda.

It is the first time Uganda have qualified for the U20 Afcon competition. The 2021 edition will be hosted in Mauritania.

The CECAFA final will be held on Wednesday, 2nd December.