CAF African Schools ChampionshipCAF Pan Africa School's championshipCECAFA U-15Kawempe Muslim

Uganda dominates CAF African Schools Football Championship CECAFA Zonal qualifiers

0

BOYS

  • Tanzania 1 (2) -1 (4)Uganda

GIRLS

  • Kenya 1-2 Uganda

After completing their group games unbeaten both Uganda’s representatives in the boys and girls category beat all odds to win their respective 2023 CECAFA PAN African Schools Championship trophies.

The Zonal qualifiers for CECAFA Zonal region attracted six teams in the boys category and five in the girls category.

In the boys, Uganda’s representative, St Mary’s School Kitende (SMASK) won all their games beating Somalia 3-0, Burundi 2-0, Tanzania 1-0 and Kenya 2-1.

This meant finished top with 12 points only to set up a final with second placed side in Tanzania who ended their group stage ride on 9 points in four games.

However in the final, the Kitende side drew one-all with Tanzania after 90 minutes thanks to Ashraf Kyakuwa’s only goal for Uganda which was leveled by Abel of Tanzania to head into the penalty shoot out.

Without hesitation, the Ugandan team converted all their 4 penalty kicks, while Tanzania missed two to end the game 4-2 inorder to send the SMASK boys into Celebration.

Into the girls side, just like SMASK, Kawempe Muslim school the other representative from Uganda didn’t lose a game in the group.

Kawempe Muslim girls celebrating their trophy.

In their first game, they drew goalless with Tanzania, beat Burundi 4-0, Rwanda 3-0 and edged Kenya 1-0 to top the table with 10 points to face second placed Kenya who finished with 9 points in the final.

Into the final, Uganda saw off Kenya 2-1 in a game that was played first at the Kasarani Stadium.

Lindey Weey Atieno gave Kenya the lead early in the game but Shadia Nabirye and Shaluwah Butini later scored to ensure Uganda took the trophy home for the first time after coming third last season.

The winners in each category of these qualifiers bagged US$100,000, while the first runners-up US$750,000.

For the second runners’ up in each category US$50,000.

BOYS

Winners : Uganda

1st runners up : Tanzania

2nd runners up : Kenya

GIRLS

Winners : Uganda

1st runners up : Kenya

2nd runners up : Tanzania

With all done, the qualifying teams will proceed to second edition of the African schools football championship that is set to be played in Egypt.

StarTimes UPL: Vipers draw with Maroons keeps them second

Previous article

StarTimes UPL: SC Villa edge Gaddafi at Wankulukuku

Next article