COSAFA U-20: Shaban returns for Uganda ahead of Lesotho semifinal


COSAFA U-20 Youth Championship 2017:

Thursday, 14th December (Semifinals):

  • South Africa vs Egypt – Nkana Stadium (2 p.m)
  • Uganda vs Lesotho – Nkana Stadium (5 p.m)

Tuesday Results:

Group C:

  • Namibia 0-0 Zimbabwe
  • Lesotho 0-0 Angola

Uganda U-20 inspirational team leader (captain) Muhammed Shaban returns for the national team ahead of their COSAFA U-20 match against Lesotho.

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club forward missed the team’s last group match against Malawi which ended one-all.

He was showed a red card when he scored late and will now return.

Head coach of the Ugandan side, Mathias Lule believes they will re-organize their house ahead of the semi final clash.

“We are determined to reach the final and take the championship. We have been planning for each match ahead of us with caution” Lule stated.

Defending Champions and tournament hosts Zambia are already eliminated.

Final Standings of Groups:

Group A                  

                                      P     W     D          L          GF        GA       GD    Points

Uganda                       3          1          2          0          5          3          +2        5

Malawi                        3          1          2          0          4          3          +1        5

Zambia                        3          1          1          1          2          2          0          4

Swaziland                   3          0          1          2          4          7          -3         1
Group B

                                     P       W        D          L          GF        GA       GD   Points

South Africa            3        3          0          0          5            1           +4            9

Egypt                            3         2          0          1          4          2          +2           6

Mozambique             3          1          0          2          2          2          0            3

Mauritius                    3          0          0          3          0          6          -6         0

 

Group C

P      W        D       L          GF        GA     GD      Points
Lesotho                      
3          1          2          0          2          1          +1        5

Zimbabwe                  3          1          2          0          1          0          +1        5

Namibia                      3          1          1          1          2          2           0          4

Angola                         3          0          1          2          0          2          -2         1

Tournament Statistics:

  • Matches Played: 18
  • Goals scored: 31
  • Biggest victory: Zambia 0 Uganda 2 (Group A, December 6); South Africa 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 7); Egypt 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 9); Zambia 2 Swaziland 0 (Group A, December 11); Mauritius 0 Mozambique 2 (Group B, December 11)
  • Most goals in a game: 5 – Swaziland 2 Malawi 3 (Group A, December 6)

Goal Scorers:

  • 3 goals – Muhammad Shaban (Uganda)
  • 2 – Abdelrahman Amr (Egypt), Lyle Foster (South Africa), Order Mamba (Swaziland), Luvuyo Mkatshana (South Africa), Francisco Mwepu (Zambia), Patrick Phiri (Malawi), Raboama Koloti (Lesotho), Muzi Tsabedze (Swaziland)
  • 1 – Hussein Abdelkader (Egypt), Peter Banda (Malawi), Kamo-Kamo Cumbane (Mozambique), Romario Hawiseb (Namibia), Domingos Junior (Mozambique), Mohamed Karem (Egypt), Francisco Madinga (Malawi), Stephen Mukwala (Uganda), Enzo Mungendje (Namibia), King Nasama (Zimbabwe), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Allan Okello (Uganda)

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