Young Africans SC, featuring Uganda Cranes assistant captain Khalid Aucho, narrowly defeated Coastal Union 1-0 on Wednesday in the recent Ligi Kuu Bara at Mkwakwani Stadium.
Cement Mzize was the hero of the day, netting the only goal in the 71st minute, which expanded the team’s lead at the pinnacle of the league table to 24 points after nine games.
Aucho delivered a commanding performance in midfield, although his fellow countryman Gift Fred was absent, not even making the substitute’s bench.
Under the guidance of Miguel Angel Gamondi, Young Africans SC have now secured five successive victories, bouncing back from their solitary league defeat against Ihefu SC on October 4th with a 2-1 score.
This win places Yanga six points clear of their closest rivals Simba SC, who are sitting third with 18 points after seven matches and are preparing to face Namungo on Thursday.
18:48 - 05.11.2023
In a stunning display of football prowess, Uganda Cranes vice-captain Khalid Aucho led Young Africans SC to a resounding victory in the storied Kariakoo Derby, part of the Tanzanian Premier League's thrilling match-ups.
The league will pause for an international break next week, during which Aucho will join the Uganda Cranes for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Uganda Cranes are set to play Guinea and Somalia on November 17 and 21 in Morocco.
18:14 - 31.10.2023
Uganda, like many countries, grapples with the challenge of inadequate sports facilities, a predicament shared by several African nations.
Aucho will rejoin Young Africans SC for their CAF Champions League campaign, which starts with an away game against Algerian team Belouizdad on November 25.