Uganda Hippos

The Uganda U-20 National football team, the Hippos will face group B winners Burkina Faso in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania.

The Hippos saw off hosts Mauritania in the final group A game to progress to the knockout phase, finishing second with six points from three games behind Cameroon who attained maximum points.

Uganda rallied back from 1-0 down through Steven Sserwadda and substitute Derrick Kakooza’s penalty to claim all the points.

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The Hippos kicked off the campaign with a 2-0 victory over Mozambique with goals from the same scorers; Derrick Kakooza and Steven Sserwada before falling 1-0 in the second game against a strong Cameroon side.

Burkina Faso finished their group with seven points; three more than second place Central African Republic.

Kouame Botue scored a 90th minute header to give Burkina Faso a hard fought 1-0 victory over Namibia on Sunday to progress to the quarter finals of the Total Africa U-20 Cup of Nations as Group B winners.

The Uganda Hippos are playing their first-ever U20 AFCON tournament while Burkina Faso are making their fourth appearance.

The game will be played on Thursday, 25 February at 10 pm.