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CECAFA U23: Kobs beat DRC in first classification match

Kobs players celebrate Yiga's goal on Monday. (PHOTO/FUFA)

CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup – Classification Game
Uganda 1-0 DR Congo
Bahir Dar International Stadium, Addis Ababa
Monday, July 26

The Uganda Kobs defeated DRC in their first classification game at the 2021 CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup on Monday.

Having failed to progress out of the group, both sides were playing for a right to qualify for the 5th/6th match and it was Uganda who took the honours on the day.

Najib Yiga scored the only goal of the day, breaking the deadlock at the stoke of halftime.

Three changes were made to the team that played the final group game with Gavin Kizito, the returning Steven Sserwadda and Samuel Ssenyonjo replacing Peter Magambo, Bright Anukani and Julius Poloto respectively.

The victory is Uganda’s first at the competition having draw drew 0-0 with the same side and 1-1 against Tanzania in their opening two games.

Uganda will now take on Eritrea who defeated Ethiopia earlier on Monday, in the 5th/6th classification game, on Wednesday.

Uganda’s starting XI on Monday

Charles Lukwago (GK), Enock Walusimbi, Aziz Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Gavin Kizito, Bobosi Byaruhanga Steven Sserwadda, Karim Watambala Samuel Ssenyonjo, Najib Yiga, Steven Mukwala.


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