The Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup 2012 came to an end on Saturday December 8th at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole with hosts Uganda crowned champions after beating Kenya 2-1 in the finals. 

It was an exciting two weeks tournament with a lot of quality players on display. As our norm has always been, we reveal to you the statistics and facts in numbers from the tournament as written by Ismael Kiyonga. Let’s get started ;

Number of teams that participated in the tournament – 12 (Uganda, Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Malawi, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia)

Number of matches played in this year’s tournament – 26

Number of goals scored in the entire tournament – 62 

Number of hat tricks scored in this tournament – 1 (Mrisho Ngassa – Tanzania Vs Somalia)

Number of braces scored in the tournament – 6 (John Raphael Bocco – Tanzania Vs Somalia, Tanzania Vs Sudan, Robert Ssentongo – Uganda Vs Tanzania, Brian Umony – Uganda Vs South Sudan, Khamis Mcha Khamis – Zanzibar Vs Rwanda, Chuikepo Msowoya – Malawi Vs Eritrea).

Number of goals scored by the top scorer of the tournament – 5 (Mrisho Ngassa, John Raphael Bocco – Tanzania and Robert Ssentongo – Uganda).

Number of red cards in the tournament – 1 Adeyom Saleh Ahmed (Zanzibar).

Number of yellow cards in the tournament – 38.

Team that conceded fewest goals – Uganda (1).

Team that conceded highest number of goals – Somalia (12)

Team that scored the highest number of goals – Uganda (13)

Team that scored fewest number of goals – South Sudan (0)

Earliest goal of the tournament – Mrisho Ngassa (1 Minute Tanzania Vs Somalia).

Latest goal of the season – Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (90 minutes Kenya Vs Uganda in the finals).

Number of stadiums used in the tournament – (3) Namboole, Lugogo and Wankulukuku

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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