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AFCON U-20: Uganda Reaches Quarter Finals After Beating Mauritania

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AFCON U-20: Uganda Reaches Quarter Finals After Beating Mauritania
Hippos players celebrate Uganda's second goal. FUFA Photo

AFCON U-20
*Mauritania 1-2 Uganda

Uganda U20 National football team, Hippos are through to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations U-20 championship in Mauritania.

Hippos came from a goal down to beat hosts 1-2 in the final group game played on Saturday at Stade Olympique to progress to the knockout stage.

Mauritania drilled first blood in the 40th minute through Silly Sanghare who converted from the spot after Aziz Kayondo brought down Oumar Mbareck in the area.

However, in the second half, Uganda rallied back through Steven Sserwadda and substitute Derrick Kakooza to claim all the points.

AFCON U-20: Uganda Reaches Quarter Finals After Beating Mauritania

Sserwadda levelled matters at the hour mark after good interplay with Sam Ssenyonjo before the former drilled home.

Kakooza who came on for Najib Yiga, another substitute converted a penalty with two minute on the clock after defender Mohammed Sarr handled the ball in the box.

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The win sends Uganda to the quarterfinals as the second-placed team in group A with 6 points, three behind leaders Cameroon.

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