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Uganda Hippos crowned CECAFA Champions.

Uganda U20 Men’s Football National Team (The Hippos) were on Friday Evening crowned CECAFA Champions.

This was after a 2-1 win against South Sudan in the  Zonal Qualifiers for the 2023 U20 Africa Cup of Nations at the Al Hilal Stadium in South Sudan.

South Sudan took the lead 15 minutes into the game through Felix Abishai who finished from close range.

Uganda fought back and levelled matters seven minutes later through Issa Bugembe whose ferocious strike from outside of the box found the back of the net.

The winning goal came in the second half through Wakiso Giants midfielder Titus Ssematimba.

Victory means Uganda successfully defends the CECAFA crown they won in 2020 in Tanzania.

Uganda Hippos played at U20 AFCON for the first time last year and defied odds to reach the final before losing 2-0 to eventual winners Ghana.

Abdu Magada and Titus Ssematimba both from Uganda were named best goalkeeper and Most Valuable Player respectively.

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