Uganda Eye Semi-Final After Beating Djibouti

treat geneva;”>Uganda closed in on a IHF Africa Challenge Trophy semi-final berth after beating hosts Djibouti in group A of the men’s category main round Group A contest.

It was a bitterly disappointing outcome for the host, who suffered a narrow margin defeat to a Uganda team composed of only 7 players that left on Friday after the other half of the team being denied travel documents fought so hard and played all out through the game without any substitutes.

Goal keeper Abbey Bagaya, who also happened to be the man of the match, made quite very important saves that always kept Uganda in the game for most of the time. Felix Mukunzi, Prisons star Dominic Akena the team captain and Hassan Male took the day top scoring for the Uganda side with 8, 7, and 6 goals respectively.

Unlike Nigeria and Senegal, Djibouti and Uganda are unseeded but Ugandan side is able to keep the tempo and play stronger than most of the seeded opponents. The win puts Uganda top of the group with just one win to qualify for the semi finals.

Group A


Group B

Goal Keepers: Kiraggi Mustaffa (Police), Abel Bagaya (Makerere University)

Out field Players: Mugume Walter (Ndejje University), Mukunzi Felix

(Ndejje University), Lukwago Falid (police), Akena Dominic

(prisons-captain), Okello Patrick (Kibibi), Tony Olwenyi (UPDF),

Silver Hassan(UPDF), Victor Siryegaana (Ever green) Wycliff

Mwanja(kibibi), Emmanuel Piloth (police), Osijje Lawrence, Kongo

Ibrahim (prisons).

Officials: Ssemujju Frank Wyne,Opoka Benard and Alberto Unjima (Coaches)

Head of Delegation: Mayanja William

IHF Challenge Trophy results

Djibouti 32 – 35 Uganda

Nigeria 30 – 30 Senegal

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