17 December 2018

Uganda/Kenya: U-16 Copa Afcon - Kenya Triumph

Kampala — Kenya won both the boys' and girls' trophies at the inaugural Copa Coca-Cola Under-16 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday at Afraha stadium, Nakuru.

The boys' represented by St Anthony, Kitale, emerged winners on post-match penalties over Nigeria, after playing to a barren draw in regulation time.

The girls, Nangili Girls, beat their only opponents Zimbabwe 1-0 to complete the clean sweep, with a 3-0 aggregate score having won 2-0 on the opening day.

Hosts superb

Kenya were always the better team for most parts of the game as Nigeria's goalkeeper Moses Aluko kept his team hoping with a string of impressive saves.

Uganda was eliminated by Kenya from the 12-team tournament at the quarterfinal stage on Thursday.

Buddo SS, Uganda's representatives, took the beating as a learning curve.

Coach Simon Peter Mugerwa said after the team's exit: "My team was very focused but it was not our day. I am hopeful next year we will be better," he said.

SATURDAY

Boys:

Kenya 0-0 Nigeria (Pens: 3-2)

Girls:

Kenya 1-0 Zimbabwe

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