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CECAFA U15 Boys Championship: Uganda Rhinos Defeat South Sudan To Qualify For Semi Finals :: Uganda Radionetwork
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CECAFA U15 Boys Championship: Uganda Rhinos Defeat South Sudan To Qualify For Semi Finals

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The win sends coach Hamuza Lutalo's team to the semi final stage even before they face Ethiopia in the last Group A match.
The Rhinos celebrate after scoring their first goal.
Uganda Rhinos secured their second group stage victory, defeating South Sudan 3-0 in the CECAFA U-15 Boys championship held at the FUFA technical cente in Njeru on a Tuesday. 

The win sends coach Hamuza Lutalo's team to the semi final stage even before they face Ethiopia in the last Group A match.

The first round ended goalless, but Uganda changed the game dynamics after recess by making five strategic substitutions, which helped them gain an advantage over their opponents.   

Frank Ssekanjako scored Uganda’s first goal in the 56th minute, followed by Enock Bagenda's second goal a few minutes later. 

AbdulShakur Babi sealed their victory with a third goal in the 86th minute. Coach  Lutalo attributed the win to teamwork and the players' commitment to their footballing philosophy, even under intense pressure from their opponents. 

Lutalo also pointed out that they strategically held back key players, introducing them during the second half to increase their chances of winning. He emphasized that the players are still young, and each game serves as a learning opportunity to lay a solid foundation for the growth of their footballing careers. 

On the South Sudanese side, assistant coach Joseph Morino congratulated his Ugandan counterparts but accused them of fielding players above the U-15 age group, which he argued hindered his team from competing.

"The Ugandan players are big, tall, and much older than the recommended age group of U-15, which largely deterred us from exhibiting our full potential," said  Morino.

In an earlier Group A match Ethiopia humbled Djibouti 8-1. Uganda now leads Group A standings with 6 points, while Ethiopia are second on 4 points. South Sudan have one point, wile Djibouti who lost 15-0 to Uganda in their opening match are bottom of the log.

Action continues on Wednesday with two Group B matches.

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