By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
The Hippos of Uganda ruthlessly put away Carthage Eagles of Tunisia by four goals to one to progress to their first final in the 2021 under twenty African Cup of Nations in Mauritania.
Kakooza Derrick scored a hatrick to lead Uganda to their first final in their first time at the U-20 African Cup of Nations.
Richard Basangwa got Uganda off to an electric start with a thunderous strike in the first half.
Derrick Kakooza doubled Uganda’s lead with a header, his third goal of Total AFCON U20.
Adam Benlamine pulled one back for Tunisia before the end of the first half.
In the second half, Uganda continued their fine display, Kakooza bagged a brace with a looping header to all but assure Uganda will advance to the final.
Kakooza completed his hat-trick in the 70th minutes to put the give beyond Tunisia.
His hatrick is the first at the Total AFCON U20 since Luther Singh’s hat-trick for South Africa in the 3-1 win over Cameroon on Feb 27, 2017. He leads the tournament goal charts with 5 goals.
Uganda play Ghana in the finals on Saturday.
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