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Uganda Wins CECAFA U-15 Championship

Uganda becomes the first team to win the inaugural CECAFA U-15 Championship.
Uganda becomes the first team to win the inaugural CECAFA U-15 tournament after beating Kenya 4 – 0.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

The tournament has been special throughout, the camaraderie between players and teams, the different culture on display spoke volumes. Eritrea was greeted in the tunnel by the Ethiopian players after their win over Sudan. The Sudanese did the same the very next day, this time they greeted their close neighbors South Sudan. Continue reading Uganda Wins CECAFA U-15 Championship

CECAFA U15: Match Day 10 Recap

CECAFA U15: Uganda becomes the only team in the tournament who have advanced into the semifinals without dropping any points from any of their group matches. (Photos: Natnael Yebio)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

The final round of CECAFA’s under 15 boys challenge cup group-stage fixtures in match-day 10 kicked off at 2 o’clock between Ethiopia and Tanzania.

Coach Solomon Meka brought on his second string of players for this one, with the likes of goalkeeper Kirubel Gebreyesus, Hamza Habtamu, and Korme Tamirat getting their first start of the tournament.

Coach Solomon’s players sat deep and absorbed Tanzania’s relentless attack in the first half, holding on to a goalless draw.



In the second half, Tanzania was determined to finish their tournament on a high and scored three goals. Ethiopia got their consolation goal near the end of normal time from Tsegaye Eyueal.

In the second match of the day, Uganda beat Rwanda 3-0, retaining their perfect start to the tournament.

While both teams were physically an equal match, Uganda was better on the ball. Coach Magerwa Jackson of Uganda started this match without his influential number 10 Mutyaba Travis, with Kalisa Shugai slotting into the midfield.

CECAFA U15: Tanzania defeats Ethiopia 3-1 

Uganda took the lead in the 20th minute from Keyune Abasi when he rose higher than his marker to head a cross from Agwal Devis. The first half concluded with Uganda in the lead.

Mutyaba Travis came on in the second half, and Uganda cruised to a 3-0 win over Rwanda getting their second-half goals from Keyune Abasi his second of the afternoon and Ouke Patrick adding the third before the final whistle.



Uganda is the only team in the tournament who have advanced into the semifinals without dropping any points from any of their group matches.

Burundi will have their hands full when they come up against the cranes on Wednesday. Rwanda will play their semifinal decider against Kenya.

CECAFA U-15 tournament will take a two-day break before semifinal matches resume on Wednesday afternoon.

CECAFA U15: Match Day 9 Recap

After beating Sudan 4-0, Burundi advances to the semi-final as runner’s up from group A, while Kenya secure top spot. (Photo credit: Natnael Yebio)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Matchday 9 began with the final group matches in group A, Burundi played against Sudan in the early 2 o’clock kickoff. This match had little significance for Sudan who was already knocked out after their latest defeat in the hands of Somalia. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 9 Recap

CECAFA U15: Match Day 8 Recap

CECAFA U15: Rwanda book their place in the semi’s with a narrow 2-1 victory over rivals Tanzania. (Photo credit: Natnael Yebio)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Match day 8 of the CECAFA U15 ongoing tournament in Eritrea saw group B leaders Rwanda take on Tanzania. This was going to be a close one between the two. Rwanda beat South Sudan and Ethiopia 3-0 respectively, in their first two matches. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 8 Recap

CECAFA U15: Match Day 7 Recap

The Eritrean team lost 2-1 to Kenya though they show a spectacular display of performance.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Somalia played against Sudan in match day #7 of the CECAFA under-15 tournament that is underway in Asmara. Both teams sat in the bottom of their group after having lost both of their last two matches. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 7 Recap

CECAFA U15: Match Day 6 Recap

Day 6 CECAFA under-15 championships match was Tanzania vs. South Sudan (6-0) and Rwanda vs. Ethiopia (3-0).

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Wednesday match day 6 of the CECAFA Under-15 boys challenge cup pitted group B’s Tanzania against South Sudan. In the early proceedings, Tanzania saw much of the ball. It looked clear from early on that South Sudan were going to stick to their defending tactics as they had done in their previous two matches. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 6 Recap

CECAFA U15: Match Day 4 Recap

A brace from Mutyaba Travis in each half of the match sees Uganda beat Tanzania 2-0, making it two out of two for the Cranes.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

The CECAFA under-15 tournament currently underway in Asmara, Eritrea is beginning to take shape with the boy’s competition heading into its fourth day of matches. Monday saw Uganda take on Tanzania.

Uganda had won their opening match against Ethiopia on Saturday, a match that witnessed the stark difference in physic between both sets of players. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 4 Recap

CECAFA U15: Match Day 2 Recap

CECAFA U-15 Day 2 Key points: After a lackluster first half, Rwanda improved and scored three goals in the second half via its impressive number 9 player Irahamye Eric.

BY NATNAEL YEBIO

Matchday two of the Cecafa U15 tournament currently underway in Eritrea saw Uganda take on Ethiopia in the early kickoff. Under the typical winter weather of Asmara, Uganda national team came out on top with a resounding 3-0 thumping of their opponents. Continue reading CECAFA U15: Match Day 2 Recap