COSAFA U-20 Championship (Semifinal Results):
- South Africa 1-0 Egypt
- Uganda 0 (5) – 0 (6) Lesotho
Uganda Hippos lost to Lesotho on penalties as they crashed out of the 2017 COSAFA U-20 at the semi final stage on Thursday.
The East Africans huffed and puffed but failed to pull it off despite a host of several chances.
Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye and team captain Muhammed Shaban got close to scoring for Uganda while Lesotho’s Raboama Koloti shot wildly at the near post after collecting a long pass from Bonang Mohapi in the second stanza of the game.
Geofrey Wasswa, Shafiq Kagimu, Julius Poloto, Pius Obuya and Allan Okello converted with success whilst Vipers’ midfielder Mujahid ‘Baden’ Ogama blasted his kick high of the goal posts.
Uganda will now play Egypt in the third place play off match on Saturday before the main match of the tournament – the final, when South Africa takes on Lesotho.