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Tanzania crowned CECAFA U20 Boys Challenge Cup Champions

CECAFA U20 Challenge Boys Cup:

  • Final: Tanzania 1-0 Kenya
  • Third place: Sudan 0-1 Eritrea


  • Best Player: Pius Kelvin John (Tanzania)
  • Top Scorer: Pius Kelvin John (Tanzania) – 7 Goals
  • Best Goalkeeper: Brian Okoth Bwire (Kenya)
  • Fair Play Award: Uganda Hippos

The 2019 CECAFA U20 Boys Challenge Cup has successfully climaxed in Uganda with Tanzania lifting trophy.

Tanzania beat rivals Kenya 1-0 during a well fought for final held at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Saturday.

Kenya’s defender John Otieno Onyango headed home an own goal following a free kick delivered by Israel Patrick Mwenda as the close of the first half.

Tanzania’s Kelvin Nashon Naffal (shirt 8) battle for possession with Kenya’s Patrick Otieno during the final
Kenya U20 team inspection by CECAFA Officials prior to kick off

The early kick off third place play off between Sudan and Eritrea was won by the latter 1-0.

Biniam Mengsteab scored in the 67th minute for the match winner.

Eritrea U20 players with their bronze medals after finishing third in the tournament. 


The winners were rewarded with gold medals and a glittering trophy. Kenya picked silver and Eritrea bronze.

Pius Kelvin John, the CECAFA U20  Best Player and Top Scorer with 7 Goals
Kenya’s goalkeeper Brian Okoth Bwire was named the best in the tournament
FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) shows off the Fair Play Trophy awarded to Uganda

Other rewards:

Tanzania’s John Pius Kelvin was top scorer with seven goals and Best Player of the tournament while Kenya’s Brian Okoth Bwire was best goalkeeper.

Uganda won the Fair Play accolade which was handed over to the FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson.

FUFA officials led by the Ag. President Justus Mugisha, CECAFA delegation and the members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) watched the match.

Tanzania U20 players and officials celebrate their success
CECEFA U20 Local Organising Committee (LOC) and  CECAFA  staff
Dignitaries respect the national anthems of both Tanzania and Kenya prior to kick off of the final
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