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CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup: Uganda Hippos 1-1 Eritrea – Group A

CECAFA U-20 Challenge Cup:

Group A:

  • Sudan 4-0 Djibouti
  • Uganda Hippos 1-1 Eritrea

Group C:

  • Burundi 3-3 South Sudan

Uganda and Eritrea U-20 national teams settled for a one all draw at the 2019 CECAFA U-20 group A Championship duel played at the Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu.

Ivan Bogere scored for the home team in the 37th minute before the equalizer came from Yosief Tesfai Mewael in the 57th minute.

Second half substitute Isma Mugulusi who had come on for Najib Yiga hit the post as Uganda rallied for the winner that never arrived.

Striker Sadat Anaku passes the ball

In the other changes, Sadat Anaku was replaced for Ivan Asaba as Steven Sserwadda was introduced for Joseph Kafumbe.

During the earlier group A match played, Sudan humbled Djibouti and thus lead group A with three points.

Both Uganda and Eritrea have a point apiece as Djibouti lies bottom.

At the FUFA Technical center in Njeru, Burundi and South Sudan played to a three all draw.

Uganda Hippos players sing the national anthem before kick off

Next Matches in group A:

Eritrea shall face Sudan in the early kick off at 1:30 PM on Monday, 23rd September 2019 at the Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu.

Uganda will then battle Djibouti in the latter game at 4 PM on the same day and venue.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo is greeted before the team inspections
Fans revel in the moment at Pece Stadium

Uganda U-20 XI (Shirt Numbers in bracket):

Denis Otim (1), Justine Opiro (17), Aziz Abdul Kayondo (3), Derrick Kiggundu (13), Gavin Kizito (5), Kenneth Semakula (4), Hassan Ssenyonjo (12), Joseph Kafumbe (14), Najib Yiga (7), Sadat Happy Anaku (10), Ivan Bogere (9)


Jack Komakech (18), Patrick Mubiru (19), Kevin Ssekimbegge (2), Robert Kitabalwa (16), Steven Sserwadda (8), Isma Mugulusi (15), Ivan Asaba (11), Sadam Masereka (20)

Eritrea XI
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