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AFCON U20 Zonal Qualifiers: Hippos aim to seal top spot in final group match against Ethiopia

Uganda Hippos will play their second and final group match at the ongoing AFCON U20 Zonal Qualifiers on Saturday late evening against Ethiopia at Al Hilal Stadium.

The Hippos who are already through to the semi finals following Tanzania failure to get maximum points against Ethiopia in their second match will make some few changes according to interim head coach Jackson Mayanja.

Coach Jackson Mayanja (extreme left) talking to players as the rest of the technical team look on.

“It’s our last group game and we want to get positive results to ensure we top it. We have trained well apart from skipper Mugulusi who suffered a slight knock and we shall rest him in this as well as making a few more changes.” He said in the pre match press conference.

Assistant captain Titus Ssematimba just like his coach indicates they won’t take this game for granted together with his teammates.

“We are in good mood and prepared well. We want to top the group and do to this we have to get positive results against Ethiopia without undermining them.”

Uganda beat Tanzania in their first group B encounter and will know their semi finals opponents after their encounter against Ethiopia.

The two teams that will reach the finals will represent CECAFA Region in the final U20 AFCON tournament in Egypt in 2023.

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