Uganda Hippos has had impressive run at the 2021 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Mauritian, being the surprise package at the tournament and the Hippos are already into the semifinals.
A spirited display saw the debutants at the tournament eliminating Burkina Faso at the quarterfinal stage winning 5-3 on penalties shot outs after normal time had ended goalless.
It is the same spirit that Coach Morley Byekwaso and his charges carry into the semifinal today against Tunisia at 10pm, aiming to reach finals.
Whereas Byekwaso is aware of the abilities of the North African side, he remains optimistic that the Hippos have enough in their store to wreak havoc and eliminate the former.
“They are a tricky side. They play as a team, they pass very well and they have good and perfect combination plays. They attack and defend in numbers. They managed to oust Morocco but we are as good equally,-” he said.
Byekwaso is expected to maintain the same team that started against Burkina Faso with Sam Ssenyonjo and Steven Sserwadda who had come off the bench in the group stages starting once again.
Sserwadda offered creativity in the midfield and offered support upfront whenever the team surge forward.