Afcon 2019: Uganda Cubs beat Tanzania 3-0

Uganda Cubs players celebrate their second goal

Uganda U-17 national team (Cubs) convincingly out-smarted the AFCON 2019 hosts Tanzania 3-0 in a one sided group A game played at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.

Uganda’s goals were scored by Andrew Kawooya, Ivan Asaba and Najib Yiga.

Kawooya opened the scores with a 16th minute goal off Rogers Mugisha assist.

Mugisha assisted Asaba for the second after 28 minutes as the first half read in 2-0 in bold in favour of the Ugandans.

Yiga wrapped up the scoring business on the red letter evening for Uganda with a well drilled header, 14 minutes from full time.

All the three changes were name for team Uganda. Abdulwahid Iddi, Isma Mugulusi and John Alou were introduced for Rogers Mugisha, Andrew Kawooya and Ivan Asaba respectively.

Uganda is now second in group A, three points behind leaders Nigeria who overcame Angola 1-0.

Uganda’s Ivan Asaba was named the Total man of the match.

Ivan Asaba

The Cubs will now face Nigeria on Saturday. On the same day and time, Angola will battle Tanzania.

Team Line Ups:

Uganda U-17 XI:

Jack Komakech (G.K), Justine Opiro, Kevin Ssekimbegga, Gavin Kizito, Samson Kasozi, Rogers Mugisha (58′ Abdulwahid Iddi ), Thomas Kakaire, Andrew Kawooya (62′ Isma Mugulusi), Davis Ssekajja, Najib Yiga, Ivan Asaba (84′ John Alou).

Subs Not Used:

Delton Oyo (G.K), Patrick Mubiru (G.K), James Jarieko, Edrine Mukisa Opaala, Innocent Opira, Polycarp Mwaka,

Suspended: Ibrahim Juma

Head coach: Samuel Kwasi Fabin Paa

First assistant coach: Jackson Magera

Second assistant coach: Hamuza Lutalo

Tanzania XI:

Shabani Hassan (G.K), Omary Omary, Arafat Swakali, , Alphonce Msanga, John Edmund, Kelvin John, Pascal Msindo, Ladaki Chasambi, Amiri Njeru, Esdon Mshirakandi (57’ Salumu Milinge), Morice Abraham (Captain)


Ben Starkie, Mustapha Nankuku, Misungwi Chananja, William Dominic, Agiri Ngoda, Mwinyi Yahya (G.K), Zuberi Masudi (G.K).

Head coach: Oscar Rabson Mirambo.



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