MWANZA’S Alliance FC won 4-1 against Police FC of Uganda in the Under-13 match of the Alliance East Africa Football Cup tournament at CCM Kirumba in Mwanza.
Lukwagi Ivan gave Police FC an early lead when he found the net barely two minutes into the game but Mustafa Ally of Alliance FC levelled the score after 15 minutes.
Ally put his team ahead in the 22nd minute with his second goal on the day before completing his hat trick four minutes later to make it 3-1. Alliance FC youngsters also triumphed in the under-17 category, as they defeated Makongo Academy of Dar-es-Salaam 1-0.
Alliance’s solitary goal was scored by Kelvin Faru on the hour mark. The tournament, which has attracted teams from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi, involved three categories of U13, U15 and U17.
General Secretary of Alliance Academy, Mariam Lima mentioned participating teams as East Tanganyika of Burundi, Nyarugusu FC of DRC, Police FC of Uganda, ZANTEC and Ligi Ndogo FC both from Kenya.
From Tanzania are Ruaha Academy of Iringa, Igunga FC, Chipukizi FC from Tabora, Mughanga FC of Singida, Musoma, Bunda, Yosso FC from Mara and Kasulu Academy from Kigoma.
Others are Kilimanjaro Academy from KilImanjaro, Kurugenzi of Geita, Future Stars, Africa Mini, Arusha Warrior and Yosso United (all from Arusha) and Makongo Academy.
Lima revealed that the winner of the regional soccer bonanza will receive trophy, one set of jersey and 3 balls. First runners-up will receive trophy and two footballs while other teams will receive certificates of participation each.
Source : Tanzania Daily News