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Uganda Cranes majestically win the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala

2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup:

Final: Uganda Cranes 3-0 Eritrea

Third place play off: Tanzania 1-2 Kenya

Individual Accolades:

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Robel Teklemichael (Eritrea)

Best Goalkeeper: Charles Lukwago (Uganda)

Top Scorer: Oscar Wamalwa (Kenya) – Three goals

Fair Play Award: Uganda Cranes

Uganda Cranes easily out-muscled Eritrea 3-0 during the final of the 2019 CECAFA men senior challenge cup at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala on Thursday.

Proline Football Club forward Bright Anukani, KCCA’s Mustafa Kizza and Busoga United striker Joel Madondo scored the goals for Uganda Cranes to further stamp authority in the region.

This had been the second time that Uganda Cranes overcame Eritrea in the same tournament, after an easy 2-0 win during a group A clash.

Uganda Cranes players celebrate the opening goal scored by Bright Anukani in the 15th minute
Uganda Cranes players celebrate their third goal, scored by substitute Joel Madondo in the 88th minute

Outstanding Players:

Eritrea’s Robel Teklemichael was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.

Charles Lukwago of Uganda took home the golden glove award as best goalkeeper and Kenyan, Oscar Wamalwa was top scorer with three goals.

Uganda’s goalkeeper Charles Lukwago shows off his trophy as the best tournament goalkeeper

Uganda’s Victories Since 1928  (As Gossage and CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup):

1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973,1976, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019

Uganda Cranes XI Vs Eritrea in the final

Members of the Uganda Cranes Winning Team for the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup:

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume)

Other Players:  Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), John Revita (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Bright Anukani (Proline), Allan Okello (KCCA), Joachim Ojera (URA), Fahad Bayo (Vipers), Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline), Paul Mbowa (URA), Karim Watambala (Vipers ), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Steven Mukwala (Maroons), Joel Madondo (Busoga United) Ben Ocen (Police)

Uganda Cranes players lift head coach Johnathan McKinstry

OfficialsJohnathan McKinstry (Head coach), Abdallah Mubiru (First Assistant), Charles Livingstone Mbabazi (Second Assistant),Fred Kajoba Kisitu (Goalkeepers’ coach), Alexander McCarthy (Trainer), Emmanuel Nakabago (Team Doctor), Geofrey Massa (Team manager), Alex Kasirye (Media Officer), Ayub Balyejusa (Equipment Manager), Samuel Mulondo (Assistant Equipment Manager)

A section of fans who watched the final between Uganda and Eritrea
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