World News – AU – Uganda Hippos, Kenya renew soccer rivalry for AFCON U-20 berth


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Football fights between Uganda and Kenya have always been no walk in the park.

Such games are always physical, well-contested, and always too close to predict as small details also determine the winner.

The two countries will compete again at the first start of the two semi-finals of the U-20 Challenge Cup 2020 at the Black Rhino Academy in Karatu, Tanzania.

Uganda prevailed against Group B with 4 points on the second day after a goalless draw with South Sudan and an all-out 6-1 win over Burundi on the second day.

Uganda’s head coach Morley Byekwaso is concerned about the physicality of Kenyans but hopes their natural abilities will counteract their opponents.

“We’re ready for the semi-final against Kenya because everyone knows this game will lead us to the AFCON U-20 final. The Kenyans play a physical game, but we have players who are up to the task, ”announced Byekwaso, who is also an assistant coach at KCCA Football Club.

Uganda Hippos is happy to be welcomed by suspension defender Musa Ramathan, who was on the red card in the opening game against South Sudan.

You will play a cautious game, however, as Raymond Onyai and Isma Mugulusi could be banned for the next game if they receive the yellow card.

Ascent Academy goalkeeper Jack Komakech, defenders Gavin Kizito (captain), Aziz Kayondo, Kenneth Ssemakula and returning Ramathan are expected to do their A-game performance.

Byekwaso has a variety of options in midfield with a range of players to choose from including Bobosi Byaruhanga (midfielder), Ivan Asaba, Steven Sserwadda, Alpha Thierry Ssali, Najib Yiga and Joseph Kizza Bukenya.

Uganda – Kenya starts at 12. 00 a.m. before the second semi-final between Tanzania and South Sudan at 3 p.m.. 30 o’clock. m.

The two finalists will thus reach the grade for the AFCON U-20 final, which will be held in Mauritania in 2021.

Uganda U-20 Probably XI vs. Kenya: Jack Komakech (G. . K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (captain), Aziz Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Kenneth Semakula, Isma Mugulusi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Richard Basangwa, Najib Yiga, Ivan Bogere, Ivan Asaba

Subs: Denis Ssenyondwa Kaala (G. . K), Richard Bbosa, Ashiraf Mulindi, Faisal Wabyoona, Joseph Kafumbe, Joseph Kizza Bukenya, Raymond Onyai, Alpha Thierry Ssali, Steven Sserwadda

David Isabirye is a senior executive at Kawowo Sports, where he covers most of the major events.
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