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TOTAL AFCON U-23 Olympics Qualifiers: Uganda Kobs edge South Sudan in first leg

TOTAL AFCON U-23 Olympics Qualifiers (First Round, First Leg):

  • Uganda Kobs (U23) 1-0 South Sudan U-23

Uganda Kobs beat South Sudan 1-0 in the first leg of the preliminary round for the Total AFCON U-23 qualifiers played at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala. The Qualifiers will also help CAF to determine the final teams to play at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.

KCCA FC left back Mustapha Kizza scored the lone goal in the well contested match.

Mustapha Kizza (shirt 12) joined by teammates in celebration for the goal from the penalty mark

Kizza scored a last minute penalty after South Sudan goalkeeper Ramadan John Mayik Diing brought down Steven Mukwala in the penalty area.

In either halves, the Ugandan youngsters expressed the urge to break the deadlock although the visitors remained intact at the back line with solid display.

Allan Okello in action during the game

Julius Poloto, Allan Okello, Joel Madondo and Steven Mukwala all got close but could not succeed.

In the second half, Joel Madondo and Musitafa Mujuzi paved way for Duncan Sseninde and Joseph Ssemujju respectively to add more impact up front.

The game was well attended by fans who cheered the teams from start to finish.

Dignitaries with the Uganda Kobs players in pre-match customady handshakes  as they are led by the captain Musitafa Mujjuzi
Chief Guest Minister of State for East African Affairs Hon. Julius Wandera Maganda greets the Uganda Kobs substitutes.

The FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo graced the game also watched by the Executive Committee members, FUFA delegates and staff.

Julius Wandera Maganda, State Minister for the East African Affairs was Guest of Honour.

Julius Poloto was closely marked throughout the game

The Kobs players return to training on Friday  in preparation for the return leg that will be played on 20th November 2018 at the Juba Stadium.

Uganda Kobs players singing  the National anthem

The winner over two legs on aggregate will face Tunisia during the next stage of the qualifiers in March 2019.

Team Line Ups:

Uganda Kobs XI:

Saidi Keni (G.K), Geofrey Wasswa, Mustafa Kizza, Bashir Asiku, Musitafa Mujjuzi (55’ Joseph Junior Ssemujju), Lawrence Bukenya, Shafiq Kuchi Kagimu, Julius Poloto, Allan Okello, Joel Madondo (Ezekiel Duncan Sseninde), Steven Dese Mukwala

Subs Not Used:

Tom Ikara (G.K), Trevor Mugabi Ssemakula, Ronald Kigongo, Rashid Toha, David Owori

South Sudan XI:

Ramadan John Mayik Diing (G.K), Tutu Awach Tong Kuwer, Samuel Lukudu Edward (62’ Peter Antony Okech Out), Dominic Angilo Kornelio Aroma, Daniel Samuel Solong Peter, Makueth Wol Akeen Nguet, John Koul Chol (Captain), Paul Pal Puk, Nelson Mandela John, Lam Chan Buay, Emmanuel Ladu Lakudu (75’ Petee Michael Taku)

Subs Not Used:

James Stephen (G.K), Emmanuel Langbell, Obane Along Achiwil, Joseph Kuch Nyuar Atak, Morris Paul Akok

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Ahmed El Ghandour (Egypt)
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Youssef Wahid Youssef Elbosaty (Egypt)
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Hany Abdelfattah Mahmoud Elsnadidy (Egypt)
  • Fourth Official: Mohamed Maarouf Eid Mansour (Egypt)
  • Commissioner: Ahmed Iddi Mgoyi (Tanzania)
The VIP guests follow the proceedings of the game at Lugogo
Uganda Kobs technical team members singing the National anthem
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