Tanzania crowned 2019 Cecafa U20 boys champions

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The 2019 CECAFA U20 Boys Challenge Cup has successfully climaxed in Uganda with Tanzania lifting trophy.

Tanzania beat rivals Kenya 1-0 during a well fought for final held at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Saturday.

Kenya’s defender John Otieno Onyango headed home an own goal following a free kick delivered by Israel Patrick Mwenda as the first half neared its climax.

There were no other goals in the match despite attempts by the two sides to attack.

The early kick off third place play off between Sudan and Eritrea was won by Eritrea 1-0.

Biniam Mengsteab finished superbly in the 67th minute for the match winner.

Awards:

The winners were rewarded with gold medals and a glittering trophy. Kenya picked silver and Eritrea bronze.

Pius Kelvin John, the CECAFA U20 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Top Scorer with 7 Goals.

Kenya’s goalkeeper Brian Okoth Bwire was named the best in the tournament.

FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) shows off the Fair Play Trophy awarded to Uganda.

Other rewards:

Tanzania’s John Pius Kelvin was top scorer with seven goals and most valuable player of the tournament.

Kenya’s Brian Okoth Bwire was best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Uganda won the fair play accolade which was handed over to the FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edgar Watson.

FUFA officials led by the Acting President Justus Mugisha, CECAFA delegation and the members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) watched the match.

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