The Uganda U18 national team emerged winners of the maiden CECAFA U18 championship after defeating hosts Kenya 2-1 in the final after extra time yesterday at the Jomo Kenyatta stadium in Kisumu.

Two of our youngsters in midfielder Kisolo John Innocent and forward Denis Kisiriko both featured in the encounter and played a key role in guiding the team to success.

Kisolo has been a pillar in the Uganda side all through the tournament and so is Kisiriko who netted in the last group stage match against South Sudan to guide the nation to the semi final.

In the final, Uganda needed to come from behind to beat their rivals 2-1.

Goals from Abasi Kyeyune deep in the second half and Hakim Mutebi extra time winner ensured Uganda beat the tournament hosts to the trophy in front of their fans.

Kisolo and Kisiriko are expected to join the rest of their URA FC when they return from Kenya.

Congratulations little Tax Collectors

John Bugembe
December 9, 2023

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