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CECAFA U-15: Mutyaba nets brace for Uganda to see off neighbours Tanzania

Travis Mutyaba scored twice as Uganda U-15  beat Tanzania in a highly contested group B game at the ongoing CECAFA U15 championship at Asmara International Stadium in Eritrea.

The midfield ace went on the score sheet after slotting home from a 25-yard free-kick 27 minutes into the game, after Abbas Kyeyune had been fouled by a Tanzanian opponent.

Shafiq Waswanga (White) challenges a Tanzanian opponent

Mutyaba then netted his brace, when substitute Patrick Ouke played him through to goal in injury time, to settle the matters.

Tanzania had threatened earlier on to equalise, but failed to find the net, with Peter Gubya, who had been selected ahead of Daniel Mukisa in goal, made fine saves with captain Vincent Mulema, Caros Kaddu and Peter Gaya manning the backline.

Devis Ogwal (White) challenged by a Tanzanian opponent

In fact, it was from one of the several attacks on the Ugandan goal by the Tanzanians, that resulted into a fine Uganda counter-attack, orchestrated by Patrick Muliika that found Ouke well in a position to play Mutyaba for the game killer goal.

‘I am happy we have won our second game and majorly against Tanzania. My players played well according to instructions and the result is encouraging’ said Uganda Coach Jackson Magera.

Mutyaba celebrates his first goal forUganda

His Tanzanian counterpart Mwalimu Swalehe conceded defeat and attributed the loss to the mistakes by his players.

Magera made two changes in the lineup that beat Ethiopia 3-0 in the opening game, bringing on Gubya for Mukisa in goal and Kalisa Shungai in the middle of midfield for Leonard Kasanya, forcing a change with Mutyaba now operating on the left flank. His technique worked well.

In the second half, tiring Patrick Muliika gave way to Ouke and Mutyaba left for  Abdul Nsereko immediately after scoring the second goal.

Uganda’s Starting XI against Tanzania

Uganda now leads the group with maximum points from two games and will next play against South Sudan on Friday.

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