The CECAFA U15 Boys championship 2023 came to an end on Thursday 16th November 2023 at the FUFA Technical Centre Njeru as Tanzania secured the third place and Zanzibar took home the trophy.
Uganda finished in second position.
Uganda and Zanzibar played to a one all draw in a match that was decided by spot kicks.
Ecock Bagenda, Ibra Ssebagala and Richard Okello were on target for the hosts while Ronald Kigoye and Ratib Gulanyago missed.
Zanzibar scored four out of five penalties through Saleh Mbarouk, Adam Shaaban, Hassan Iddi and Lukman Omar. They missed only one penalty through Fahad Hassan.
In the third place playoff, a lone goal from Kaniki Seleman before the first half came to an end saw Tanzania overcome South Sudan in the highly contested match.
Fairplay – Ethiopia U15
Best Goalkeeper – Mahir Amour (ZAN)
Top Scorer – Lazarus Peter George Laku (SSD)
Best Player – Owen Mukisa (UGA)
Third place playoff: Tanzania U15 1-0 South Sudan U15
Tanzania U15 Starting XI – Mshenga Bakari (GK), Mohammed Omar, Kassim Juma, Hassan Bandya, Pius John, Feisal Juma, Hamisi Hamisi, Athumani Salumu, Peter Arbogasti, Mohammed Hassan, Juma Mashaka
Substitutes – Abrahman Nassoro, Mohammed Shilla, Laurence Agostino, Dominic Mgeluwa, Jaffari Mwanyemba, Mark Khamsini, Juma Abushiri, Kaniki Seleman, Jackson Mlokosi
Head Coach – Maalim Swalehe Mohamed
South Sudan U15 Starting XI – Daniel Lombe (GK), Jordan Majak, Samuel Eyi, Felix Marial, Ajo Lomoro, Lazarus Peter George Laku, Louis Domiano, Anur Loboro, Victor Elizaya, Emmauel Seberino, Rwede Ngoan
Substitutes – Ismail Mansuk, Emmauel Eyi, Daniel Garang, David Amule, Emmauel Kennedy, Sebit Hoth, Marko Musa, David Biel, Said Kwongo
Head Coach – Nasir Yousif Hassen Bakit
Final: Uganda U15 1(3)-1(4) Zanzibar U15
Uganda U15 Starting XI – Edrisa Waibi (GK), Samuel Mubiru, Ratib Gulanyago, Abubakali Walusimbi, Simon Wanyama, Richard Okello, Pius Oyirwoth, Owen Mukisa, Ibra Ssebagala, Ronald Kigoye, Enock Bagenda
Substitutes – Ashraf Lukyamuzi, Moses Kalule, Tom Ssesaazi, Musa Akbar, Frank Ssekanjako, Arafat Nkoola, Disan Mwebe, Thomas Ogema, Abdulshakur Babi
Head Coach – Hamza Lutalo
Zanzibar U15 Starting XI – Mahir Amour, Ashraf Othman, Mwinyi Hassan, Abdulnasir Marakani, Lukman Omar, Mohamed Nassor, Saleh Mbarouk, Abdulhafidh Salmin, Mohamed Mohamed, Hussein Mbegu, Hassan Iddi
Substitutes – Nassir Hassan, Mohamed Shaaban, Abdulbasit Abdulrahman, Adam Shaaban, Abdallah Mohd, Khamis Mbarouk, Fahad Khamis, Fahad Hassan, Fasbir Ramadhan
Head Coach – Mohamed Mrishona Mohamed