The win sends Uganda to the first-ever U20 Afcon final in the youth championship. Uganda is scheduled to face Ghana in the finals, which eliminated the Gambia.
Uganda Hippos through to Afcon finals
The Uganda Hippos crushed
Tunisia on Monday evening to Storm the U20 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals in Mauritania.
Derrick Kakooza's outstanding performance against Tunisia saw him scoring a hat
trick to earn a spot in the finals scheduled to take place on March 6th,
The Hippos scored their
first goal in the fourth minute through forward Richard Basangwa. Kakooza
doubled the lead in the 36th minute with good finishing from Basangwa’s assist.
Tunisia got a consolation goal in the 38th minute through defender Adam
Banlamie following a well-taken corner kick by Chiheb Labidu.
Uganda Hippos returned for
the second half rejuvenated. Derrick Kakooza netted the Hippos 3rd
goal in the 50th minute with a header before he sealed the victory in the 73rd
Kakooza’s hat trick makes him the top scorer of the tournament with
The win sends Uganda to the first-ever Afcon final in the youth
championship. Uganda is scheduled to face Ghana in the finals, which eliminated