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the champions of the inaugural Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup that ended in Asmara,
Eritrea on Friday.
Magera’s team humbled arch-rivals Kenya 4-0 to win the trophy.
President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad together
with Football leaders from the Cecafa region graced the final.
and Travis Mutyaba gave Uganda a 2-0 lead at half time before Abasi Kyeyune
netted a second half brace to take his tally in the tournament to nine.
technical bench made several changes including Shafiq Magogo, son of FUFA
President Moses Magogo who came on with 10 minutes to the end. Not even Kenya's star player Kevin Wangaya Injehu was given chance to shine.
“I am happy
that we have lifted this trophy and the boys have done what I told them to do,”
Uganda’s head coach Jackson Magera said after the game.
counterpart Sagar Lakhani said he was happy with his boys despite the loss in
the final. “We could not march the Ugandans physically. But am happy the boys
got good exposure in the tournament,” said Lakhani.
scored a record 23 goals in the inaugural tournament and conceding none.
earlier play-off game Rwanda beat Burundi 4-2 in penalties after the game ended
1-1 in 90 minutes.
scored early through Adelard Igiraneza, but leveled after 76 minutes through
goalkeeper Christian Nsimiyamana saved two penalties by Fieury Baritonda and
Patrick Nduwimana to guide his team to victory.
awarded the trophy and medals, while their striker Kyeyune was received the top
Kenya’s Alvin Odari Lwangu was voted best goalkeeper, while
Eritrea’s Temesgen Tesfay was voted best player of the tournament.