Uganda will face Ghana in the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Saturday in Mauritania.

Uganda crushed Tunisia 4-1 in the semifinal to set up a final date with Ghana. This is the first continental final for the Cranes since 1978!

Back in 1978, Uganda faced Ghana itself but that was in the senior AFCON final. 3-time Under-20 AFCON winners Ghana, overcame The Gambia 1-0 in the other semifinal to secure their place in the final.

Percious Boah’s 33rd minute freekick was the winner for the Ghanaians.

Ghana fans

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Uganda’s game had a lot more goals providing lots of entertainment for the neutrals.¬†Derrick Kakooza scored the first hattrick of the tournament after Richard Basangwa opened the scoring after just 5 minutes for the Cranes.

Kakooza’s heroic display has earned him a lot of praise not only in Uganda but across Africa and many believe he has a very promising future ahead of him.

Tunisia managed just 1 goal in the 39th minute through defender Adam Karim Benlamine.

Uganda were just too good for Tunisia on the day and deserve to be in the final against favourites Ghana.

Can Uganda finally end their international drought and win its first international trophy as they get ready to face the highly decorated Black Stars? Tune in this Saturday to know who comes out on top!