The Hippos emerged second in group A with six points after defeating the hosts Mauritania and Mozambique while Burkina Faso topped group B with seven points after beating Namibia and the Central African Republic.
Uganda Hippos will face Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals of the 2021
Africa U-20 Cup of Nations.
The Hippos emerged second in group A with six points after defeating
the hosts Mauritania and Mozambique while Burkina Faso topped group B with
seven points after beating Namibia and the Central African Republic.
This is the first-ever time Uganda Hippos is reaching the knockout
stage of the Youth Football Continental Championship, however opponents Burkina
Faso are playing their fourth time in the tournament.
Wasswa Bbosa head coach of Express Football club says he trusts
the U-20 coach Morley Byekwaso will bring success to the team.
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Mujib Kasule a football administrator, coach and owner of Proline
Football Club say the team is composed of good players who have enough
experience who could go all the way to the finals.
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Uganda stands a chance to play in the U-17 World cup if they beat
Burkina Faso since the top four teams of the Afcon U-17 tournament will qualify
automatically for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup
the Confederation of African Football, CAF representatives.
The game will be played on Saturday at the Stade Municipal de
Nouadhibou in Mauritania.
Uganda has not played Burkina Faso in a youth championship,
however, the two sides have met seven times at a senior level with Uganda winning
one while Burkina Faso twice.
The 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations is the 16th edition
of the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations
, the biennial
international youth football
tournament organized by
the Confederation of African Football
for players aged 20 and below.