Uganda Cubs beat Ethiopia in the last group A fixture to set semifinal date with group B runner up Djibouti.
Oscar Mawa scored in the 17th 62nd and Ivan Irinimbabazi 35th minute as Uganda Cubs thumped Ethiopia in the CECAFA, AFCON zonal qualifiers in Rubavu, Rwanda.
Uganda Cubs head coach Hamuza Lutalo paraded his best players against Ethiopia despite his side’s qualification to the same final before today’s show.
After humiliating neighbors Kenya in their opening fixture, the Uganda Cubs (U17) looked to relaxed and comfortable on the ball against Ethiopia in their last group A tie today.
The Cubs got off the mark by humiliating Kenya who drew Ethiopia 2-2 in the opener with a 5-0 win.
Forward Oscar Mawa scored a hat-trick, Travis Mutyaba and Ronald Madoi one each as Uganda Cubs ran riot against neighbors Kenya in the opening fixture in the ongoing U17 CECAFA/AFCON qualifiers in Rwanda.
Paper talks across the region tip Uganda to win this tournament.
Ethiopia who drew 2-2 with Kenya in the opening game have qualified to set a semifinal tie with group B leaders in Tanzania.
The two finalists at the ongoing tourney will automatically qualify to the AFCON U17 Championship in March in Morocco.