Tanzania Crowned Winners Of #CopaAfrica2019

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Tanzania team celebrates after being crowned Copa 2019 tournament champions
PHOTO/ James Maina

Tanzania are the 2019 winners of Copa Coca Cola under 16 Championship in a match played at the Mpesa Foundation Academy in Kiambu County.

Tournament’s top scorer Paul Nyerere scored a hat trick to help the East African Nation demolish Zimbabwe 6-2 to take home the trophy which is in its second edition.

Defending Champions Kenya failed to defend the title they won last year finished fourth after going down in the third and fourth playoff played earlier in the same venue.

Kenya was represented by national schools Champions Serani High school which lost by two goals to 1 against Zambia.

Speaking after the match the top scorer with seven goals Nyerere expressed his joy of clinching the trophy saying hard work and prayers were the key to their success.

St. Antony from Kitale won the 1st edition of the annual tournament whereby the pipped Nigeria via penalty shootout last year.