CECAFA U15: Uganda Put 15 Past Djibouti

Saturday, November 4
*Ethiopia 1-1 South Sudan
*Uganda 15-0 Djibouti

The Uganda U15 National Team (Rhinos) were 15-0 winners over Djibouti in an entertaining game played at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru in the CECAFA U15 Boys Championship that got underway on Saturday, November 15.

Uganda had seven different scorers on the day, as Abubakali Walusimbi (2), Enoch Bagenda (4), Richard Okello (3), Frank Ssekanjako, Owen Mukisa, Simon Wanyama (3) and Ronald Kigoye all scored against Djibouti.

Uganda captain Walusimbi opened the scoring for the hosts as early as the very first minute. Bagenda doubled the lead in the fourteenth minute, before Okello also got on the score sheet four minutes after to make it three for for the hosts before 20 minutes into the game. Ssekanjako scored the sixth at the end of the first half.

Bagenda and Okello got their second goals of the day, Uganda’s fourth and fifth in the 41st and 44th minutes respectively.

At the hour mark, Bagenda bagged a hat-trick, making it seven for Uganda, with 30 minutes more to play for. Two minutes after, Okello got the second hat-trick of the day, scoring the eighth for Uganda.

In the 64 minute, Bagenda scored the nineth for the hosts, registering his fourth for the day, before Walusimbi also immediately scored Uganda’s tenth to complete his brace. Mukisa got himself on the scoresheet to clinch the eleventh for The Rhinos.

Second half substitute Simon Wanyama scored twice in a space of one minute to register Uganda’s 12th and 13th goals in the 84th and 85th minutes respectively.

Uganda, through Wanyama and Kigoye got two more goals in stoppage time the to ensure a resounding 15-0 victory over their opponents.

Uganda had three players (Bagenda, Okello and Wanyama) with hat-tricks, even more special for Wanyama, he came from the bench and completed his in less than ten minutes!

The Uganda Rhinos, who are also the defending Champions of the regional competition that was last played in 2019 are now leading Group A with three points and 15 goals.

Ethiopia and South Sudan sit in second and third positions with one point a goal each respectively, while Djibouti sit last last of the four team table with no point and a 15 goal deficit.

In the other game of the day, Ethiopia picked up a draw against South Sudan despite the latter opening the scoring through Lazarus Peter George Laku in the fifth minute.

Kidus Dawit Tewolde equalised for the home side in the 15 minute through a spot kick.

How Uganda and Djibouti Lined Up:

Uganda Starting XI: Ashraf Lukyamuzi (GK) 1, Samuel Mubiru 5, Ratib Gulanyago 6, Frank Ssekanjako 7, Abubakali Walusimbi 8, Richard Okello 11, Pius Oyirwoth 12, Ibra Ssebagala 15, Ronald Kigoye 16, Enock Bagenda 20, Thomas Ogema 22.

Substitutes: Moses Kalule 2, Tom Ssesaazi 3, Simon Wanyama 9, Arafat Nkoola 10, Owen Mukisa 13, Joseph Langol 14, Micheal Kyeyune 17, Ashiraf Maseruka 19, Abdulshakur Babi 23.

Djibouti Starting XI: Mohamed Moussa (GK) 1, Arafat Omar 2, Hassan Dihod 3, Mohamed Osman 4, Ali Yonis 6, Aboubakar Gouleh 7, Mahad Osman 10, Miad Fourreh 11, Abdi-Sadik Ali 13, Mohamed Mohamed 16, Bilal Hassan 20.

Substitutes: Houssein Omar 5, Ahmed Hassan 8, Houssein Mohamed 9, Arafat Houmed 12, Abdo Hassan 14, Houssein Mahamoud 15, Sahal Kayad 17, Gouled Ismael 18, Abdimaguid Moussa 19.



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