Okello bags brace for Uganda against Somalia | CECAFA

Teenage prodigy Allan Okello bagged a brace for Uganda Cranes against Somalia in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2019 held at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo.

The young man who started in an advanced midfield role in a strong side named by tactician McKinstry had a couple of efforts denied in the opening 20 minutes of the game with one that rattled the woodwork and out.

Allan Okello makes a run past his opponent in the game against Somalia in CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup

In the 28th minute, the teenager picked his spot from the midfield, surged forward, had a look and had a hit that deflected off an opponent before finding the back of the net and sending the Uganda fans in a frenzy.

Allan Okello celebrates his goal against Somalia in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2019 at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

If the first goal was brilliant, the second was special. The teenager run down the right-wing, dribbled past his opponent and cut in before picking his spot and produced a beauty of a strike in typical trademark Allan Okello style.

2-0 the final score.

Uganda picking the second win in as many games in this year’s edition of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2019.

John Revita was at the heart of the Uganda Cranes’ defense against Somalia

Charles Lukwago, John Revita, Mustafa Kizza were other KCCA FC players that started the game. Nicholas Kasozi was introduced in the 64th minute while Muzamiru Mutyaba was an unused substitute.

Uganda Cranes Line Up against Somalia

Lukwago (GK), Kizza, Lwaliwa (C), Revita, Anukani, Ojera (Sekajugo), Bayo, Madondo (Kasozi), Willa, Kagimu (Watambala), Okello

Uganda Cranes team that started against Somalia in CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2019 at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo