AFCON U-20: Uganda faces Burkina Faso in quarters

Uganda will battle off with Burkina Faso in the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa U-20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania.

The Hippos sealed their place in the last eight after finishing second in Group A behind leaders Cameroon.

They will now play the Burkina Faso who finished top of Group B.

The East Africans started their campaign with a 2-0 win over Mozambique.

Derrick Kakooza and Steven Sserwadda scored the goals for the Morley Byekwaso-led charges.

In their second game, the U20 Cecafa champions fell to Cameroon by a solitary goal scored by Junior Jang. 

Their final game was against the competition hosts Mauritania.

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The hosts got an opener in the first half when Silly Sanghare scored from a penalty.

However, Uganda Hippos equalised on the hour mark courtesy of Steven Sserwadda’s strike.

Derrick Kakooza scored the winner for the East Africans deep into the second half to seal a place in the knockout stage.

Burkina Faso’s journey

Burkina Faso started their campaign with a stalemate against Tunisia before defeating the Central African Republic 3-1.

Their final game against Namibia ended 1-0 in their favour.

The two teams will now meet on February 26 with the winner sealing a semi-final berth.

Written by 

Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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