Uganda Cranes easily out-muscled Eritrea 3-0 during the final of the 2019 CECAFA men senior challenge cup at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala on Thursday.
Proline Football Club forward Bright Anukani, KCCA’s Mustafa Kizza and Busoga United striker Joel Madondo scored the goals for Uganda Cranes to further stamp authority in the region.
This had been the second time that Uganda Cranes overcame Eritrea in the same tournament, after an easy 2-0 win during a group A clash.
Eritrea’s Robel Teklemichael was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.
Charles Lukwago of Uganda took home the golden glove award as best goalkeeper and Kenyan, Oscar Wamalwa was top scorer with three goals.
Uganda’s Victories Since 1928 (As Gossage and CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup):
1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973,1976, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019
Members of the Uganda Cranes Winning Team for the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup:
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume)
Other Players: Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), John Revita (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Bright Anukani (Proline), Allan Okello (KCCA), Joachim Ojera (URA), Fahad Bayo (Vipers), Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline), Paul Mbowa (URA), Karim Watambala (Vipers ), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Steven Mukwala (Maroons), Joel Madondo (Busoga United) Ben Ocen (Police)
Officials: Johnathan McKinstry (Head coach), Abdallah Mubiru (First Assistant), Charles Livingstone Mbabazi (Second Assistant),Fred Kajoba Kisitu (Goalkeepers’ coach), Alexander McCarthy (Trainer), Emmanuel Nakabago (Team Doctor), Geofrey Massa (Team manager), Alex Kasirye (Media Officer), Ayub Balyejusa (Equipment Manager), Samuel Mulondo (Assistant Equipment Manager)