The stage is set for an electrifying clash as the Uganda U18 national team gears up to face hosts Kenya in the final of the CECAFA U18 Boys Championship. The highly anticipated match is scheduled to take place at 2:30pm tomorrow Friday 8th December 2023 at the Jomo Kenyatta Mambo Leo Stadium in Kisumu.
Uganda, after a challenging start in the group stages with a conjuring 1-0 loss to Tanzania, showcased their resilience by securing convincing victories against Zanzibar and South Sudan in the group stage thus leading group B with 6 points. Their remarkable journey continued with a hard-fought 1-0 win against Rwanda in the semifinals, earning them a well-deserved spot in the championship finale.
On the opposing side, Kenya has been a dominant force throughout the tournament, displaying exceptional prowess in the group stage with an unbeaten record. Their semifinal clash against Tanzania was a testament to their skill and determination, culminating in a thrilling victory via a penalty shootout.
The clash between these two talented teams promises to be an intense battle, with both sides eager to claim the coveted CECAFA U18 Boys Championship title. The match is anticipated to be a showcase of skill, strategy, and unwavering determination as these young athletes leave everything on the field in pursuit of victory.
Ahead of this monumental match, head coach Morley Byekwaso shared insights into the team’s preparation, strategies, and the significance of this intricate encounter against Kenya.
“We need to concentrate more because we are meeting the hosts who have alot of supporters. My boys will maintain the discipline and focus to see that we achieve what we want.”
Expected is a thrilling display of football prowess as Uganda and Kenya go head-to-head in what is poised to be an enthralling finale.
“Tomorrow’s game holds alot of meaning for us, it’s the final match. We promise to put up the best of our ability to overcome the tight battle.” Commented the team captain Anguti Amagu Louis.
With both teams eager to etch their names in history as Winners of this maiden tournament, the stage is set for an unforgettable showdown at the Jomo Kenyatta Mambo Leo Stadium.