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CECAFA U17 Championship: Tanzania Crowned Champions

CECAFA U17 championship
Final
Tanzania 2-0 Somalia

Tanzania emerged winners of the 2018 Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations(CECAFA) U17 Championship staged in Burundi.

The Serengeti Boys defeated Somalia 2-0 in the final played at Gitega stadium on Sunday.

Action between Tanzania and Somalia (Courtesy Photo)

The game graced by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad was halted in the first half after heavy rains that deemed the playing surface unplayable.

Heavy rains disrupted the game in the first half

After efforts to drive the water away, the game resumed and Edson Jeremiah put Tanzania ahead in the 25th minute.

He later doubled the lead in the second half to help the Ocean Boys clinch the title.

Earlier in the second half Somalia had levelled matters but had Farhaman’s goal disallowed for offside.

Somalia were the surprise package of the tournament

To reach the final, Tanzania eliminated Kenya 2-1 in the semifinals while Somalia stunned Uganda 1-0.

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Uganda outwitted Kenya 4-1 to secure third place.

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