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A last gasp strike from outside the box earned Victoria University of Uganda  victory over AFC Leopards of Kenya 2-1 to become the new champions of Cecafa  Nile Basin tournament and carry home Sh2.6m (USD30.000)

With the match headed for extra time, Mutyaba Muzamir converted from a free-kick just outside the box for the winning goal that thwarted Ingwe's hopes of lifting the trophy.

The Ugandans pocketed Sh2.6m (USD30.000), AFC Leopards bagged Sh1.7m (USD20, 000) while Al Shandy, who won third play-off match carried home Sh875, 000 (USD10, 000).

Victoria were the first to find back of the net through Mathew Odongo. The Ugandans should have added second five minutes later but Ceaser Sapeo's header went inches wide.

Then Ingwe, who were playing minus suspended duo Noah Wafula and Bernard Mang'oli, drew level in 45th minute through Nigerian striker Austine Ikkena.

Ikkena’s goal came courtesy of a defensive error inside Victoria University’s danger zone as the players seemed to have relaxed after 4th officialTadesse Tababal (Ethiopia) showed one minute of added time.

With the game headed for extra time, AFC Leopards’ committed a foul outside the box and Mutyaba Muzamir converted the free-kick beating goalkeeper Patrick Matasti all the way.

AFC Leopards: Patrick Matasi, Edwin Wafula, Abdallah Juma, Joseph Shikokoti, Jackson Saleh, Martin Imbalambala, Oscar Kadenge, Mude Mussa, Austine Ikkene, Paul Were and Charles Okwemba.

Subs: Martin Musalia, Titus Wamalwa, Erick Masika, Khalid Jumaan, Michael Khamati, Augstine Etemesi.

 

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