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Uganda’s Hippos win Silver Medal at All Africa Games

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The President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Moses Hassim Magogo has congratulated the U-20 team, Hippos for wining silver at the 13th African Games.

Uganda Hippos lost 1-0 to hosts Ghana in the final played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday night. The entertaining final saw the two teams create some good scoring opportunities, but Jerry Afriyie made it count after 90 minutes scoring the lone goal.

“I want to congratulate Uganda Hippos for winning the silver medal at the African Games 2023. You played against some of the best teams and got results. It is not only about winning the medal but the style of play and spirit exhibited,” said Magogo.

The Hippos handled by former international Morley Byekwaso Ochama started their campaign in the group stages with a 2-1 win against Nigeria. They went on to defeat Ghana and South Sudan with the same 1-0 score line. At the semi-final stage they battled from two goals down to stop Congo Brazzaville 4-2.

The Hippos beat performance at the African Games had come in 1999 when they finished fourth in South Africa. Uganda’s U-20 women’s team Queen Cranes also picked a bronze medal at the Games.

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