OSAFA U-20 Youth Championship:
- Zambia 2-0 Swaziland – Nkana Stadium
- Malawi 1-1 Uganda – Arthur Davies Stadium
Vipers Sports Club midfielder Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye late strike for the Uganda U-20 Hippos team saw the nation settle for a one-all draw with Malawi during a Group A match of the COSAFA U-20 Championship at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Zambia on Monday.
Uganda played the game without their talisman and captain Muhammed ‘Jaggarson’ Shaban and right back Fred Okot.
Express midfielder Abubakar Kasule and Proline’s David Owori got close in the first half, BUL center forward Hamisi Tibita took over Shaban’s slot and Julius Poloto was drifted to right back.
Uganda technical bench led by Mathias Lule was saddened by the opening strike from Fred Madinga in the 70th minute.
With 13 minutes left on the clock, on came Vipers’ creative and stylish midfielder Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye for Owori.
The change yielded instant dividends as the midfielder’s shot on goal was parried by goal keeper C. Thom before Mukwala calmly finished in the 81st minute.
Uganda received four bookings in the highly charged and physical match.
The Mustapha duo of central defender Mujjuzi and left back Kizza got cautioned as well as midfielders Shafiq Kagimu and David Owori.
Uganda qualifies to the semi finals as the best team in group A with 5 points, same as Malawi although the Central Africans have few goals scored.
Uganda Hippos XI: Saidi Keni (G.K), Julius Poloto, Mustapha Kizza, Geofrey Wasswa, Mustapha Mujjuzi, Abubakar Kasule, Shafiq Kagimu, David Owori (77′ Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye), Steven Mukwala, Hamisi Tibita (46′ Mujahid ‘Baden’ Ogama), Victor Matovu
Subs Not Used: Ali Mwerusi (G.K), Eric Kibowa (G.K), Pius Obuya, Allan Okello, Andrew Okiring
Suspended: Muhammed Shaban
Injured: Fred Okot