Uganda beat Ethiopia to qualify for 2019 U-17 Nations Cup

The Uganda Cubs qualified for next year’s Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-1 win over Ethiopia on Sunday in the final of the Central East Zone qualifying tournament.

Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad was amongst those watching the final in Tanzania where next year’s U-17 Nations Cup will also be staged.

Samson Kasozi nodded in Uganda Cubs’ first goal after 15 minutes before Abdul Wahad Iddi added two more in the second-half to make it 3-0.

Ethiopia scored a late consolation goal when Wondimagegn Bunaro struck from the penalty spot.

Uganda Cubs had shocked hosts Tanzania 3-1 in the last four, while Ethiopia had stopped Rwanda at the semi-final stage.

Tanzania, who had already qualified for next year’s tournament as hosts, managed to finish third after beating the Rwanda Junior Wasps in a penalty shoot-out in the play-off match.

“We are happy that it is the first time our U-17s qualify for the Nations Cup. This qualification is testimony that we are doing good work in youth development,” Moses Magogo, the Uganda FA President said.

Read more at: BBC Sport

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  1. I have been watching all the games in YouTube and other medias
    They had an amazing run…they bit everyone who comes across them with beautiful style even Uganda…. beside the final game.
    We should appreciate what they did…..
    I know, it would be nice if they qualify for African cup. But still, they did an amazing job to reach the final. Instead, of appraising foreign players, we should appreciate and work on these young players. They are our futures. The coach of our national team should look into these players instead of the old players…..
    There are things need to be fixed
    Mistakes such as
    1 organizatuon which comes to coaching error
    2.Psychological preparedness
    3. Playing to the last blood [last minute] by switching players etc
    This is just opinion

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