Uganda U17 team has qualified for the semi finals of the CAF U17 Regional (CECAFA) Qualifiers after beating Djibouti 8-0 at the Azam Complex Chamazi Stadium in Tanzania on Wednesday afternoon.
Uganda will play Tanzania in the last four stage on Friday. The match will come barely two weeks before the senior teams of the two Nations clash in the AFCON 2019 Qualifier at Mandela National Stadium.
Iddi Abdul Wahid opened the scores in the 9th minute, Kisozi Seed High School forward Yiga Najib netted a hat-trick in 22nd, 46th & 65th minutes.
Bright Stars FC Junior team Davis Ssekajja, SC Vipers midfielder Kakaire Thomas also got their names on the score sheet.
KCCA FC Soccer Academy player Ibrahim Juma had a brace-converting one of his goals from a penalty spot.
Uganda u17 Head coach Peter Onen had a few words after the match.
‘We are playing the hosts. It will be an interesting game. We have improved tactically since our loss to Ethiopia and we expect a vey good game. We know Tanzania has changed alot in terms of man power but my boys will be ready’ said Onen.
The starting XI against Djibouti (Shirt numbers attached)
19 – Oyo Delton (GK), 2 – Ssekimbegga Kevin 4 – Kasozi Samson, 5 – Kizito Mugweri Gavin (C), 20 – John Rogers, 16 – Ekellot Ibrahim, 6 – Ssekajja Davis, 10 – Kakaire Thomas, 9 – Iddi Abdul Wahid, 14 – Yiga Najib, 17 – Juma Ibrahim
1–Semwogerere Daniel (GK), 12 – Alou John Kokas, 7 – Owane Yasin Abdul, 8 – Mwaka Polycap, 15 – Mukisa Owen, 11 – Asaba Ivan