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AFCON U2O: Uganda Hippos Beats Burkina Faso to Reach Semi-Finals


Uganda National team U20 /Hippos continued to shine at the African cup of Nations U20 tournament 2021 after reaching semi-finals following their victory of 5-3 on penalties against western Africa Burkina Faso in quarter-finals.

Uganda U20, playing at their maiden AFCON finals showed great character on the day holding on to secure victory yesterday against Burkina Faso at Stade Chiekha Ould Boidiya Stadium.

With the game ending both teams not scoring after 120 minutes, the Hippos held their nerves in the post-match penalty kicks which ended in Hippos favor.c

Hippos goal keeper Jack Komaketch saving from Burkina Faso’s Djiga Nasser’s penalty l before Keneth Ssemakakula sealed victory.

Derrick Kakooza,Joseph Bukenya,Najib Yiga and Ivan Bogere of Hippos also scored their respective penalties.b Hippos coach Byekwaso maintained the same team that played in the 2-1 victory over the host country Mauritania that made them to qualify for quarter –finals

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