The history makers Uganda U20 TeamHippos will be back in action on Monday night for the semifinal match against Tunisia at the ongoing Total AFCON U20 tournament in Mauritania.
Uganda is playing at the tournament for the first time and the Hippos have continued to showcase resilience, strong character and beautiful football for good results.
Another task awaits the Hippos at the next stage after ejecting Burkina Faso on penalties in the Quarterfinals.
While attending the Pre-Match Press Conference on Sunday afternoon, the Hippos head Coach Morley Byekwaso made it clear that he wants winning to be part of his players’ DNA as he looks forward to the last four stage clash against the North African opponents.
‘We have come a long way to this stage. Believing in ourselves and working together as a team has been key to our progress. Winning games at this level has now become part of our DNA and we hope to put up a strong fight against Tunisia to qualify for the final‘ said Byekwaso.
‘Any team at this level can win the championship. We respect our opponents but we are more than ready to face any strong side on the continent’ added Byekwaso.
The Team Captain Garvin Kizito Mugweri called on his teammates to continue with the fight.
‘We want to keep playing well as we continue making history. We are a strong force because of the bonding in the team. The next match is very important as we want to perform well’ noted Kizito who has grown through the ranks starting with the Uganda U17 team.
Tunisia eliminated Morocco in the quarterfinals on penalties just like the Hippos did against Burkina Faso.
Uganda Hippos has scored 4 goals in their match to the Semifinals and conceded 2 goals so far while Tunisia has netted 3 goals and let in 2 goals since the beginning of the tournament.
The match will be played at Stade de Olympique in Nouakchott on Moday 1st March 2021 at 7:30pm (10:30pm E.A.T)