Uganda Lost To Egypt, South Africa Crown Champs Meanwhile Shaban Returns With The Golden Boot.

Uganda lost to fellow invitee Egypt 3-1 during the third place play offs of the COSAFA youth championship played in Zambia.

In the fixture that registered the biggest victory of the tournament, Roshdi Ashraf started the history by sweeping a hard and low shot past Erick Kibowa at a close range before the tournament top scorer Muhammad Shaban leveled the scores a minute before recession meanwhile Ashraf’s brace restored the North Africans lead.

Muhammad Shaban scored his fourth goal and finished top scorer

Following Allan Okello throwing out a chance to neutralize the scores, Abdelrahman Amr’s volley from a long range became the third goal that drained the cranes and finalized the scores.

Allan Okello had his moments in the tournament but couldn’t save Uganda Hippos in the fixture with Egypt
Roshdi Ashraf of Egypt (18) celebrates goal with teammates during the 2017 COSAFA U20 3rd Place Playoff football match between Egypt and Uganda at Arthur Davies Stadium, Kitwe.

Meanwhile South Africa won their sixth regional title after a 2-1 win over Lesotho in the final of the competition.

Lyle Foster opened the scores in the 5th minutes and Amajita doubled their lead before halftime. Lesotho could have gotten a goal in the first half but Bonang Mohapi’s free-kick hit the wood work. Their only goal of the match came through Rethabile Mokokoane.

South Africa crowned champions

In just a few minutes he spent in the pitch, Mokokoane stunningly shot from 40 yards to the top corner of South Africa’s goal keeper Sanele Tshabalala who couldn’t perform an act of salvation given his miscalculation.

The player of the Tournamnet award was given to Mkatshana, Monaheng Ramalefane was named the goalkeeper of the tournament, Shaban obviously claimed the golden boot whereas Lesotho received Fair Play Award.


Matches Played: 22
Goals scored: 39
Biggest victory: Egypt 3 Uganda 1 (Third-Place Play-Off, December 16)
Most goals in a game: 5 – Swaziland 2 Malawi 3 (Group A, December 6)

4 goals –
Muhammad Shaban (Uganda)
3 –
Abdelrahman Amr (Egypt), Lyle Foster (South Africa), Luvuyo Mkatshana (South Africa),

2 – Roshdi Ashraf (Egypt), Order Mamba (Swaziland), Francisco Mwepu (Zambia), Patrick Phiri (Malawi), Raboama Koloti (Lesotho), Muzi Tsabedze (Swaziland).


1 – Hussein Abdelkader (Egypt), Peter Banda (Malawi), Kamo-Kamo Cumbane (Mozambique), Romario Hawiseb (Namibia), Domingos Junior (Mozambique), Mohamed Karem (Egypt), Francisco Madinga (Malawi), Rethabile Mokokoane (Lesotho), Stephen Mukwala (Uganda), Enzo Mungendje (Namibia), King Nasama (Zimbabwe), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Allan Okello (Uganda), Kamogelo Sambo (South Africa)