CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup 2021 (Group A): Uganda Kobs 1-1 Tanzania U23
In a show of resilience and fighting spirit, Uganda U-23 (Kobs) failed to skip the group stage hurdle at the CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup in Ethiopia.
The Kobs drew 1-all with Tanzania during a group A match at the Bahir Dar International Stadium on Saturday, 24th July.
Tanzania took the lead through Raphael Brynson in the 31st minute (penalty) and Steven Mukwala equalized with 5 minutes to end the first half.
Earlier, Mukwala was unfortunate to miss a penalty in the 16th minute.
Uganda’s technical team introduced Julius Poloto and Bright Anukani for Abdallah Salim and Ivan Bogere respectively in the 71st minute.
Uganda Kobs now look forward to two more classification games.
‘We showed determination and fought gallantly including creating a couple of chances where we hit the cross bar in the second half. It was never an easy game especially after going a goal down. It was what God planned for us because we also missed a penalty. We shall plan for the ranking games for a respectable position.’ Head coach Morley Byekwaso told the post match press conference.
Head coach: Morley Byekwaso
Assistant coach: Simoen Massa
Goalkeeper Trainer: Steven Billy Kiggundu
Team Doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago
Kits-manager: Samuel Mulondo
Team manager: Bashir Mutyaba
Tanzania XI: Boniface Mnata Metacha (G.K), Israel Patrick Mwenda (Captain), Nickson Clement Kibarage, Lusajo Elukaga Mwakenda, Israel Bajana Sospeter, Abraham Meshack Mwamita, Reliant Llusajo Mwakasagule, Kelvin Nashon Naftal, Hamza Mohammed Abdulrazak, Yusuph Valentine Mhilu, Lucas Kikoti
Subs: Joseph Mkele (G.K), Pascal Gaudence Msindo (G.K), Erick Edson Mwijage, Daniel Johannes Ngore, Haji Mubaraka Amani, Wilbol Changarawe Maseke, Oscar Godfrey Masai, Rajab Hassan Athuman, Andrew Sinchimba, Abdulmajid Yahaya Mangalo
Head coach: Kim Poulsen
Assistant coach: Shadrack Nsajigwa
Goalkeeper Trainer: Philip Mo Mapunda
Team Doctor: Hamisi Kisongo Lisobine
Physiotherapist: Elias Gilbert Kigadye
Fitness coach: Elieneza Nsanzanzeru
Kit manager: Ali Ruvu
Center Referee: Saddam Houssein (Djibouti)
Assistant Referee 1: Rashid Wais (Djibouti)
Assistant Referee 2: Micahel Gebru Eyobiel (Eritrea)
Fourth official: Thierry Nkurunziza (Burundi)
Referee Assessor: Ali Ahmed (Somalia)
Technical Study Group: Omar Muhammed (Djibouti)
Security officer: Hassan Abdulrasak (Ethiopia)
Commissioner: Hassan Amir (Somalia)
General coordinator: Michael Emiru Beley (Ethiopia)
Assistant General Coordinator: Yacoub Elimi (Djibouti)
Media officer: Ramadhan Kibuga (Burundi)
Doctor: Dr. Sabuni Norman (Tanzania)