By Edwin Kule Edwin
Uganda Hippos defender Kenneth Ssemakula is confident the team will get a positive result from their semi-final contest against North African giants Tunisia.
The Hippos made history after qualifying for the semi-final after a 5-3 penalty shot-out victory against Burkina Faso at the Stade Chiekha Ould Boidiya in Mauritania.
This was after normal time and later extra time ended goalless.
Derrick Kakooza, Joseph Bukenya, Najib Yiga, Ivan Bogere all scored for Uganda from the spot before Ssemakula sealed the golden win.
“We are working hard to see that we make it to the finals,” Ssemakula told the media after training on Saturday evening.
“We are all fine and looking sharp. Lucky enough we hardly have any injury in the squad so I know the boys will give it their all to see that we progress to the next stage,” he added.
Morley Byekwaso’s charges will lock horns with Tunisia a side that went past fellow North African side, Morocco after a 4-1 penalty shoot out.
Adam Karim Ben Lamin, Marc Lamti Martin, Mimouni Feni, Chiheb Labidi scored their respective penalties for Tunisia.
Maouhoub El Mehdi scored his penalty while Moubarik Eddine and Zemraoui Oussama missed from 12 yards hence ending their journey in the youthful tournament. яндекс
The Hippos will play against Tunisia on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 PM, in the other semi-final, Ghana will play Gambia on the same day at 7:00 PM.