U17 AFCON: Uganda Beat Tanzania To Go 2nd In Group A

U17 AFCON: Uganda Beat Tanzania To Go 2nd In Group A

Uganda recorded their first win of 2019 U17 Africa Cup of Nations tournament defeating hosts Tanzania 3-0 in their second group A game in Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday reports Completesports.com.

A brace from Kawooya Andrew scored brace to hand Uganda a two goal lead into the break.
Najib Yoga added a third in the 77th minute to secure a comfortable win for Uganda.
The win moves Uganda to second place in group A with a superior goal difference of +2 ahead of third place Angola.
Tanzania are rock bottom of the group after failing to win a game so far in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Nigeria will certainly finish at the head of Group A if they avoid defeat against Uganda at the same venue in their final group A game on Saturday.

The Golden Eaglets, five –time world champions Nigeria became the first African team to book a 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup ticket after 1-0 defeat of Angola in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday.

Olakunle Olusegun earned the ticket to the tournament semi finals and to Brazil 2019 when he hooked a 21st minute penalty to the roof of the net with Angola’s goalkeeper Geovani stranded.

By Johnny Edward.

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  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    I am sure this explains better because of head to head was at play Angola will be second. Pls and pls we must avoid defeat and take first place instead of celebrating when we are not yet there. 

  • Kayode Ketefe 1 year ago

    Angola is second on the ground of head-to-head rule. Once you have lost to a team, the only way you can rise above the team is by superior point, goals aggregate and difference no longer count.

  • greenturf 1 year ago

    I don’t think Nigeria has qualified at least not yet.
    We would remain at six points if we lose to Uganda who will move to six points as well.Should Angola win against the host country they shall also move to six points.
    I don’t get it why they think Nigeria has qualified?judging by head to head let’s say Uganda wins against Nigeria they will have a better head to head likewise Angola’s better head to head against Uganda should they defeat Tanzania.I really need an explanation perhaps there’s something i’m not getting right.

    • Bobo Colorado Springs 1 year ago

      Yes, if Uganda beat Nigeria, they will top the group, and Nigeria will be second because Angola cannot topple Nigeria even if they beat host Tanzania; the head to head rules counts, so Nigeria already qualified.

      • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

        But Angola also has better head to ahead against Uganda then why not topple Uganda. My brother go and check goal difference comes first before head to head if I am wrong correct me and I will accept because the rules have changed.

    • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

      My advice is for us to take the last match seriously and win to avoid drama or even morale killer at knockout stage.

  • Israel 1 year ago


    Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Article 72):[4]

    Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
    Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
    Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
    If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
    Goal difference in all group matches;
    Goals scored in all group matches;
    Drawing of lots.

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Fresh update below via owngoal 

  • Lol. I sense a fear among forumites that Uganda may beat Nigeria cos they spanked Tanzania 3-0 and are being coached by an experienced Ghanaian gaffer. But same Uganda was beaten 1-0 by the same Angola we beat and should have even dispatched at least 3-0 if not for profligacy in front of goal. Even Tanzania that played like wounded lions against Nigeria suddenly played like lambs coming up against Uganda.

    Factors that came up against Eagles like first game jitters and playing against the home team are over. Like collins said, “Uganda will beg for a draw.” That’s the best they can hope for. It will be a titanic battle though as they know only a win will get them through, plus the possibility of Angola beating Tanzania and earning 6 points while they (Uganda) get stuck at 4 points and Nigeria move up to 7 points.

    It’s all in the air, guys. But I see Nigeria getting 9 or 7 points at least. Not 6 points. If the Ghanaian gaffer is an old dog in this game, same also is Manu Garba, who has even conquered the world at this stage previously.

    • christoph 1 year ago

      thats the spirit bro i see Nigeria beating these guy wella forget all those calculation there will no need for that .

  • Chairmanfemi 1 year ago

    I stated after the first match that this team will keep improving match after match. If you watch the game well, one will agree with me that the Angolans were very very good upfront and our defense that was nothing to write about were all on desk to ward off their threats. That to show they’ve improved from their last game. Now over to the Wasteful but Fearful attackers we have upfront. I’m sure the Coach will definitely work on them as well and we’ll all see another improvement from their last match going into the game against Uganda.
    Wisdom Ubani: The superstar we have to nurture. He’s so skillful and can easily take on defenders and very pacy. His ability to put in a very good Free kick is a bonus to his talents. The NFF should please watch out for him.

    • Ashy Slashy 1 year ago

      Your points are very valid. One thing Manu Garba’s boys are known for is continous development.