Uganda, DR Congo share spoils in Cecafa U-23 Challenge Cup


  • Uganda 0-0 DR Congo

Uganda U-23 (Kobs) played to a goalless stalemate with DR Congo in the first game of the Cecafa U-23 Challenge Cup in Bahir Dar International stadium.

Uganda created some good opportunities in the first half but failed to convert any while DR Congo were the better side after the break as Uganda held on for a point.

“It was a tough game against a very good aggressive side,” said Byekwaso.

“But we played well especially in the first half but were only let down by our forwards not being effective. In the second half, the game was so balanced and I think it was a fair game,” he added.

“In the second half, they (DR Congo) came all out but we managed to contain them. Now focus shifts to the next game against Tanzania.”

Uganda’s next game will be against Tanzania next week.

Uganda XI: Charles Lukwago ( G.K), Enock Walusimbi (Captain), Azizi Kayondo, Musa Ramathan Peter Magambo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Steven Sserwadda (38′ Bright Anukani), Karim Watambala (75′ Sadam Masereka), Julius Poloto (75′ Abdallah Salim), Derrick Kakooza (60′ Najib Yiga), Steven Mukwala (60′ Samuel Ssenyonjo)

Subs Not Used: Dennis Otim (G.K), Saidi Keni (G.K), Gavin Kizito, Ivan Bogere, George Kaddu, Hakim Kiwanuka, Kenneth Ssemakula

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