Monday, October 3
*Uganda 4-0 Burundi
*Ethiopia 0-1 Somalia
Uganda Boys’ U17 national team, the Cubs, got off the mark with a deserved 4-0 haul over Burundi in their opener as the AFCON U17 Qualifiers kicked off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Alex Yiga scored a brace, with both his goals coming in the second stanza to give Hamza Lutalo’s side a perfect start.
Arafat Nkoola and Richard Okello were also on target with a goal each for Uganda against sorry Burundi.
It’s a dream start for Uganda who will be targeting to finish among the top two in a three-team group to reach the semis.
The two finalists will qualify to represent the region in the U-17 AFCON 2023 in Algeria.
Uganda have won the previous two editions of the Zonal Qualifiers in CECAFA Region.
In the other game, Group A, Somalia stunned hosts Ethiopia to win 1-0 courtesy of a lone strike from Abdihafid Abdi.
The Uganda Cubs will return to action on Thursday, October 6 against South Sudan in their last Group B fixture, then needing at least a draw to seal a place in the semis.
Uganda Cubs XI Vs Burundi – Siraje Bieven Etuta(GK), Elvis Ssekajugo, Hafidhu Ssonko Ssembatya, Hakim Wandera, Jamal Ssemwogerere, Steven Mugisha, Abubakali Ssembuusi, Arafat Nkoola, Richard Okello