AFCON U20: Uganda edge Burkina Faso to make semis

Debutants Uganda beat Burkina Faso 5-3 on post-match penalties at the AFCON U20 quarter finals.

The Hippos edged the Young Stallions at Stade Cheikha Boidiya in Nouakchott to qualify for the semi-finals.

The two sides played to a goalless stalemate under the beaming floodlights in Nouakchott.

However, penalties separated them with Uganda marking their debut with a last four spot.

Goalkeeper Jack Komakech was the Hippos hero when he saved Yacouba Djiga’s spot kick.

They will now face winner between Morocco and Tunisia in Monday’s semi-final in Nouakchott.

Uganda through to semis

Ugandan goalkeeper Jack Komakech was the hero in the penalty shoot out when he saved Yacoub’s kick from the spot.

For Uganda, all the players that were selected got their efforts converted to help the team win 5-3.

Derrick Kakooza who has scored two goals at the tournament so far left the way sending the goalkeeper the wrong.

He was followed by Joseph Kizza Bukenya then Najib Yiga and Ivan Bogere who all came on as substitutes also converted.

Defender Kenneth Ssemakula did the icing on the cake with the final take that crawled past the Burkinabe goalkeeper.

Uganda’s lineup: Jack Komakech, Musa Ramathan, Richard Basangwa, Sam Ssenyonjo, Kenneth Semakula and Gavin Kizito.

Azizi Kayondo, Isma Mugulusi, Steven Sserwadda, Ivan Asaba and Bobosi Byaruhanga

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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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