Cameroon dump Hippos out of U20 African Nations Cup qualifiers

The Uganda Hippo's hopes of advancing to the next round in the U20 African Nations Cup qualifiers were all but extinguished after they crushed out to a 5-4 penalty shoot-out against Cameroon Lions in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

The hosts had won  1-0 win in normal time to equal the Hippos who won by a similar scoreline in Kampala.

The Hippo's went into the second leg encounter needing only a draw. They put up a spirited fight until the 67th- minute when the hosts (Lions) levelled matters through a penalty by Nkeng Tadeus having adjudged defender Mustafa Kizza for a foul play in the box.

With two minutes left on the clock coach Mathias Lule tried out a masterpiece of substituting his first choice goalkeeper Saidi Keni for Denis Otim.

Lule had expected that Otim would be better when it comes to penalty-shoot outs but the change did not yield results.


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