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CAF U17 QUALIFIERS: Uganda registers convincing win over South Sudan

Friday 17th August 2018

CAF U17 Regional Qualifiers

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

South Sudan 1-6 Uganda

Sekajja Davis 3’ 17’ 44’ & 70′

Kakaire Thomas 23’ & 43’

Other Results

Djibouti 0-9 Kenya 

Uganda U17 team has registered a 1-6 win over South Sudan in the CAF Regional qualifiers at Chamazi, Azam Sports Complex in Tanzania on Friday afternoon.

Bright Stars FC Junior Team midfielder Sekajja Davis scored as early as three minutes into the game to put the Cubs ahead.

Uganda U17 midfielder Sekajja Davis (Red) in action during the match against South Sudan

Sekajja who was switched by Coach Peter Onen from his common central midfield position to forward netted the second after being released by Mwaka Polycap with a through ball in the center of the park.

Immediately after 6 minutes Vipers SC Junior Team forward Kakaire Thomas dribbled past a South Sudanese defender before laying the ball to the left side of the target with his left foot in the 23rd minute.

Kakaire later recorded his double with the same style and technic just two minutes before the break to make it 4 goals up for the Uganda U17.

Uganda U17 forward Kakaire Thomas scoring his first goal against South Sudan.

Sekajja a student at Royal Giants High School Mityana grabbed his hat trick to make it 0-5 before halftime.

The intensity of the game declined in the second half, nevertheless it was still Sekajja in a better position to score in an empty net in the 70th minute.

Cubs coach Onen introduced Rock High School midfielder Owane Yasin Abdul for captain Kizito Gavin Mugweri in the 60th minute and substituted Kakaire Thomas for URA FC Junior Team player Alou John Kokas in the 77th minute.

Uganda U17 winger Juma Ibrahim in action during the match against South Sudan

Uganda Cubs have 3 points from two games and will play Kenya on Sunday 19th before taking on Djibouti in the last group game on Wednesday 22nd August.

The Champion of the tournament will qualify for the CFA U17 finals and join  Tanzania who received automatic qualification as hosts.

Uganda U17 line up against South Sudan

Some highlights of the match

Moments before halftime, a yellow card was shown to Emmanuel Morris of South Sudan who later received marching orders for another bookable offence in the second half.

Uganda made changes as the game demanded for a different approach which saw Mwaka Polycap off for for Mukisa Owen, Kizito Gavin Mugweri making way for Owane Yasin and Thomas Kakaire replaced by John Alou  wholater got booked.

South Sudan’s Joseph Manase converted from the spot to get the lone goal for his Country.

Uganda U17 Starting XI

19 – Oyo Delton (GK) (Kirinya JSSS JT)

2 – Ssekimbegga Kevin (Buddo SSS) 4 – Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC JT), 5 – Kizito Mugweri Gavin (C) (SC Villa), 20 – John Rogers (Onduparaka FC JT)

16 – Ekellot Ibrahim (Bright Stars FC JT), 8 – Mwaka Polycap, (Football For Good Academy) 10 – Kakaire Thomas (Vipers SC JT).

6 – Ssekajja Davis Bright Stars FC JT), 11 – Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC JT), 17 – Juma Ibrahim (KCCA SA),


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