Uganda Hippos lacked concentration upfront – Byekwaso

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The Uganda Hippos head coach Morley Byekwaso claims that his charges lacked concentration upfront hence losing on the AFCON U20 final.

Uganda Hippos fell to West African giants Ghana in the Final by 2-0 at the Stade Olympique in Nouakchott on Saturday night.

The Hippos conceded in the 21st and 50th minutes of the game with goals coming from Ghanaian captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh.

According to Byekwaso, his charges failed to utilize their chances.

“We wanted to get an early lead in the first minutes but we failed to convert our chances.”

“The boys lost concentration upfront.  Ghana had the better experience than us.”

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The champions used their chances and took the day,” he said.

Striker Derrick Kakooza emerged as the 2021 Total AFCON U20 top scorer with 5 goals. He was rewarded with an accolade.

The Hippos won the Tournament Fair Play Award.

Left Back Aziizi Kayondo and Derrick Kakooza were named in the team of the Tournament.

Meanwhile Head coach Byekwaso was picked as the best coach of the Tournament.

The Hippos ended the tournament with 8 goals scored and conceding 5 from the 6 games played.

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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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