CECAFA U-23: Uganda Exits after Draw Against Tanzania

Uganda Kobs eliminated from CECAFA

Uganda U-23 National Football team, the Kobs has been eliminated from the ongoing U-23 CECAFA Challenge Cup following their one all draw against Tanzania in Ethiopia.

Steven Mukwala’s halftime goal that leveled the game was not enough to rescue Uganda after suffering an early lead against Tanzania in a do or die game played on Saturday evening. The Kobs failed to register a single win in the tournament.

Tanzania was the first to score in 31st minute through Bajana Sospeter, however before Tanzania’s goal, Uganda’s forward Steven Mukwala missed a penalty in the opening minutes of the game. Uganda got their equalizer nine minutes later after Tanzania’s lead.

Despite several attempts by Uganda to score a second goal, Tanzania remained solid in their defense and never gave the Kobs any Chance. Uganda entered the game in search for a win against Tanzania to secure their slot in the semifinals. The Kobs therefore exited the tournament with only two points after playing a goalless draw against DR. Congo in their opening match.

Tanzania qualified for the semifinals of the tournament after topping group A with four points.

Tanzania beat Democratic Republic of Congo which came last in the group.

Uganda Kobs Team head coach Morley Byekwaso said the players played their part but the opponents were also solid.He said despite all their efforts they failed because it was a hard group. He said Tanzania was a better side and also well organized.