Uganda Cubs Trio Win Individual Accolades

Three members of the Uganda Cubs squad won individual accolades at the CECAFA U17 Championship.

The achievements came at the back of Uganda’s successful Cecafa defence where they beat Tanzania 3-1 in the final on Tuesday.

Oscar Mawa who scored six goals, was named the tournament top scorer thanks to his hat-trick against Kenya in the opener.

He also bagged a brace against Ethiopia and was on target as Uganda eliminated Djibouti 1-0 in the semis.

Henry Mwebe – Best goalkeeper at CECAFA U17 Championship
Oscar Mawa – Top scorer. Cecafa photo

Henry Mwebe was named the best goalkeeper – The youngster leaves the tournament having conceded one goal, an own goal in the final.

Travis Mutyaba settled for the biggest honour – Player of the tournament. He was the engine and breathing heart as Uganda raced on to qualify for the AFCON U17 Championship.

Travis Mutyaba

Tanzania’s Sylvester Otto picked the award for Fair Play.

The concluded tournament attracted six teams including hosts Rwanda.

“I want to thank FUFA for the trust they put in us,” said Cubs coach Hamza Lutalo. “They supported us throughout.”

“The final was not an easy game as I had earlier anticipated but the boys used extra force to make sure we defended the crown.

“Going to Morocco, we expect to put up a fantastic performance because its not our first time to play at AFCON U17 Championship. We just need to get enough preparations.”

During the AFCON U17 Championship in Morocco, the top four teams (semifinalists) will qualify for the 2021 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru as the CAF representatives.



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