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AFCON U-17 Qualifiers: Uganda Cubs condemn Ethiopia, ready for semi-final showdown

AFCON U-17 Qualifiers (CECAFA Zone):

Group A: Uganda 3-0 Ethiopia

Uganda U-17 National Team (The Cubs) won their second game at the on-going CECAFA U-17 championships in Rwanda, condemning Ethiopia 3-0 at the Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu on Friday.

Striker Oscar Mawa scored a brace and midfielder Ivan Irinimbabazi added the other as Uganda Cubs triumphed in a game played under heavy rains.

Mawa broke the resilience of the Ethiopians with a 17th minute goal.

Travis Mutyaba in action against Ethiopia
It was a rain marred match

This was added by Irinimbabazi’s second with 10 minutes to the climax of the opening stanza.

The Ugandan youngsters thus led 2-0 by the half way mark.

Mawa made it three with another strike after 62 minutes.

This was the second victory for Uganda in a space of three days following the earlier humbling of Kenya 5-0 in the group A opener at the same venue on Wednesday.

Uganda Cubs will take on Djibouti in the semi-finals on Sunday, 20th December 2020.

Team captains with the match officials prior to kick off

The two finalists at this year’s championship will qualify for the AFCON finals in 2021 that will be hosted in Morocco.

Uganda Cubs XI: Henry Mwebe (G.K), Vincent Mulema, Juma Ibrahim (Captain), Ronald Madoi, Peter Gava, Ivan Irinimbabazi, Shugai Kaliisa, Travis Mutyaba, Oscar Mawa, Issa Bugembe, Hassan Mubiru

Subs: Abdu Magada (G.K), Humphrey Oyirwoth (G.K), Magogo Shafiq, Samuel Mudiba, Basil Tuma, Fahad Jumbe, Elvis Mwanje, Enock Luyima

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