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Kobs bow out of CECAFA U23 after draw with Tanzania

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Uganda finished second in group A with two points. (PHOTO/File)

CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup – Group A
Tanzania 1-1 Uganda
Bahir Dar International Stadium
Saturday, 24-07-2021

Uganda Kobs were eliminated from the 2021 CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday after drawing 1-1 with Tanzania.

It was a second successive draw for the Kobs who had fired blanks against DR Cong the previous Sunday in their opening game.

They could have taken the lead on 15 minutes but Steven Mukwala failed to convert from the spot.

Morley Byekwaso’s side eventually fell behind on 30 minutes thanks to Israel Bajan’s penalty.

Mukwala made amends 10 minutes later as he pounced onto poor defending to equalise for the Kobs.

From there on-wards, the Kobs pushed for a winner but it never looked like coming even after Abdallah Salim and Ivan Bogere were introduced on 70 minutes.

Uganda ends the group stage in second spot with two points, two behind leaders Tanzania.

As Uganda plans for the classification games, Tanzania booked a berth in the semi-finals and will face South Sudan as Kenya play Burundi at the last four stage.

Uganda XI

Charles Lukwago (G.K), Enock Walusimbi (Captain), Azizi Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Peter Magambo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Bright Anukani (71’ Ivan Bogere), Karim Watambala, Julius Poloto (71’ Abdallah Salim), Najib Yiga, Steven Mukwala

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