The hosts of the CECAFA U15 Boys Championship 2023 are set to face Zanzibar as the tournament climaxes.
The Rhinos saw off Tanzania in a match that ended 2-1. Abubakali Walusimbe slotted in the Rhino’s first goal in the twelfth minute, and Samuel Muburu added the second in the forty-fourth minute. Tanzania pulled one back through Feisal Juma in the eighty-third minute.
Zanzibar and South Sudan played to a one-all draw in a match that was decided by spot kicks, as goals from Abdulhafidh Salmin (ZAN) and Anur Loboro (SSD) were not sufficient.
Lazarus Peter George Laku and Victor Elizaya missed a penalty each, seeing South Sudan out of contention for a spot in the final. The other goals were scored by Ismail Mansuk and Felix Marial.
Zanzibar slotted all their spot kicks. Saleh Mbarouk, Abdulhafidh Salmin, Mohamed Shaaban, and Mohamed Nassor were on target.
Uganda Rhinos (U15) 2-1 Tanzania U15
Uganda U15 Starting XI – Edrisa Waibi (GK), Samuel Mubiru, Ratib Gulanyago, Frank Ssekanjako, Abubakali Walusimbi (C), Richard Okello, Pius Oyirwoth, Owen Mukisa, Ibra Ssebagala, Ronald Kigoye, Enock Bagenda.
Substitutes – Ashraf Lukyamuzi (GK), Moses Kalule, Tom Ssesaazi, Musa Akbar, Simon Wanyama, Arafat Nkoola, Micheal Kyeyune, Thomas Ogema, Abdulshakur Babi
Tanzania U15 Starting XI – Abrahman Nassoro (GK), Mohammed Omar, Hassan Bandya, Pius John, Feisal Juma, Mohammed Shilla, Hamisi Hamisi, Athuman Salumu, Peter Arbogasti, Dominic Mgeluwa, Kaniki Seleman
Substitutes – Laurence Agostino, Mshenga Bakari, Jaffari Mwenyemba, Mark Khamsini, Juma Abushiri, Mohammed Hassan, Abel Samson, Juma Mashaka, Jackson Mlokozi
Zanzibar U15 1-1 South Sudan U15 (4-2 after penalties)
Zanzibar U15 Starting XI – Mahir Amour (GK), Ashraf Othman, Mwinyi Hassan, Abdulnasir Makarani, Adam Shaaban, Lukman Omar, Saleh Mbarouk, Abdulhafidh Salmin, Mohamed Mohamed (C), Hussein Mbegu, Hassan Iddi
Substitutes – Nassir Hassan, Mohamed Shaaban, Abdulbasit Abdulrahman, Mohamed Nassor, Abdallah Mohd, Khamis Mbarouk, Fahad Khamis, Fahad Hassan, Fasbir Ramadan
South Sudan U15 Starting XI – Daniel Lombe, Jordan Majak, Ismail Mansuk, Samuel Eyi, Ajo Lomoro, Lazarus Peter George Laku C), Louis Domiano, Anur Loburo, Victor Elizaya, Emmanuel Seberino, Rewde Ngoan
Substitutes – Emmauel Eyi, Felix Marial, Daniel Garang, David Amule, Emmanuel Kennedy, Sebit Hoth, Marko Musa, David Biel, Said Kwongo