After topping Group B on Thursday, Tanzania will now travel to Gulu to face Uganda Hippos in a quarter final clash on Sunday at the Pece War Memorial Stadium.
head coach Zeberi Katwila has warned that they are determined to stop Uganda Hippos
at the quarter final stage of the Cecafa U-20 Challenge Cup.
topping Group B on Thursday, Tanzania will now travel to Gulu to face Uganda
Hippos in a quarter final clash on Sunday at the Pece War Memorial Stadium.
what to expect against the hosts, but I have a good balanced team that is
capable of winning the trophy,” said a confident Katwila.
last Group B match against Zanzibar on Thursday Tanzania scored a hat-trick
through Kelvin Pius John, while Lusajo Elukaga Mwikenda and Novatus Disnas
Miroshi also picked a goal each. Zanzibar had Mudathir Nassor Ali sent off
later in the second half.
To reach the
knock out stage Tanzania started with a 4-0 win over Zanzibar before they drew
2-2 with Kenya and followed it up with a 5-0 win over Zanzibar. The finished
with the same points with Kenya, but qualified as table leaders on Fair Play
basis as they accumulated less cautions than Kenya.
Hippos finished third in Group A after drawing 1-1 in their opening match
against Eritrea before they won 5-1 against Djibouti. The Uganda Hippos went on
to draw 2-2 against Sudan.
quarter final matches to be played on Sunday will see Sudan face their brothers
from South Sudan in Gulu, while Burundi take on Kenya and Eritrea face Zanzibar
at the Fufa Technical Center in Njeru. The semi finals will be played on October 2nd, while the play-off for third place and the final take place on October 5th in Gulu.
tournament that has attracted 11 teams is sponsored by the Federation of
International Football Associations (FIFA).