Cranes deputy skipper Khalid Aucho makes CAF Confederations Cup history

May 18, 2023

Khalid Aucho, the deputy captain of the Uganda Cranes is surely loving life down in Tanzania. Trophies have become a normal thing for him and his Young Africans SC side (Yanga FC ). He has now made history by becoming the first Ugandan to reach the finals of the CAF Confederations cup.

This is after Yanga ejected South African side Marumo Gallants in the semi finals of the competition. The Tanzanians triumphed with a 4-1 aggregate win.

Apparently Yanga won the first leg 2-0 in Tanzania. They bettered the advantage with their lethal striker Fiston Mayele and Kennedy Musonda . The two goals were scored a piece in either halves.

South African Ranga Chivaviro netted a consolation for the home side in the additional time of the 90 minutes. Aucho, who has been a key figure for Yanga in the past few years, played 64 minutes.

His fellow countryman on the opposing side, Ismail Watenga was on the bench as Zimbabwean Washington Arubi started ahead of him.

Yanga will now be hoping to become the first East African country to lift the trophy. They will take on Algerian side USM Algier. 

USM Algier beat Ivory Coast side ASEC Mimosas 2-0. The Algerians progressed on a 2-0 aggregate as the first leg ended 0-0 in West Africa. The final which is played over two legs will go down on 28th May and 3rd June with Yanga hosting Algier first.