Uganda U20 Team Hippos will be back in action today on Monday for the semifinals tie against Tunisia at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott at the ongoing Total AFCON U20 tournament in Mauritania. The game will be played at 10pm.
The team will be playing to attain more history in the competition by reaching the final in their debut appearance.
Head Coach Morley Byekwaso warned that the team is looking to continue their dream run in the tournament by trying to win the title as they have showed resilience, strong character and beautiful football in the previous games.
The Hippos booked a placed in the last four after a 5-3 post-match penalties win over a tough Burkina Faso side at the Stade Cheikha Ould Bodiya, in a game that Byekwaso admitted they had to dig deep to progress.
Before that, they had won two games in the group stages, beating Mozambique and hosts Mauritania while their only loss in the competition so far was against Cameroon, a slim 1-0 margin. They have netted four goals in open play and conceded twice in four matches while keeping two clean sheets.
For Tunisia, they went through from the group stages as one of the two best placed third spot finishers having lost their last group match against the Central Africa Republic. They had won one match in the group phase, a 2-0 win over Namibia.
They played Morocco in a highly charged North African derby in the quarter finals and emerged victorious via spot kicks. In four matches, they have scored three goals and conceded two.
In the other semifinal, Ghana face Gambia.