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CECAFA U-18; Uganda Storms Final after Beating Rwanda

Uganda will now wait for the winner between Kenya and Tanzania to determine who they will play in the finals.
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The Uganda Under-18 National team has advanced to the CECAFA U-18 final after beating Rwanda at Jomo Kenyatta Stadium, Mamboleo Kisumu.  

It was Abubakar Mayanja’s lone second-half goal that helped coach Morley Byekwaso’s team to overcome the resilient opponents who displayed resistance throughout the game.  

In the 57th minute, Mayanja capitalized on a rebound from Abas Kyeyune's shot, previously blocked by the Rwandan goalkeeper. Uganda will now wait for the winner between Kenya and Tanzania to determine who they will play in the finals.

Uganda had a couple of chances through a front trio of Mutebi Hakim, Abubaker Mayanja, and start player Travis Mutyaba but were not able to beat the Rwandan goalkeeper who made a couple of saves until the 57th minute. 

Mayanja also had a chance to extend the lead, but his shot was denied by the woodwork, resulting in a 1-0 scoreline at full-time. 

To reach the semi-final, Uganda who opened the tournament on a hard note after suffering a 1-0 to Tanzania managed to make amends in the last two group games where they beat both Zanzibar and South Sudan to top the group with six points while Tanzania came second in the group with four points. 

As Uganda awaits the winner between Kenya and Tanzania, they must work hard if they are to stop any of the two countries that are currently a threat either way. 

Byekwaso should prepare his team with a need for diligence to counter the threat posed by either opponent. Kenya, buoyed by home advantage and a supportive crowd, boasts a flawless record, having won all their games and topped Group A with nine points. 

However, should Tanzania advance to the final, Uganda must remain vigilant, considering Tanzania's previous group stage victory over them.  

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