Kenya will play Namibia in the final of the African Under-19 Championship after both teams won their semi-finals in Benoni today.

Namibia's semi-final was against Uganda. Uganda's innings started well with a 99 run second wicket partnership, led by 53 from Arthur Kyobe. Andrew Ochan also chipped in with 38, but no other batsman got a start and Uganda's total of 229/9 from their 50 overs owed much to the 49 extras given away by Namibia. Ashley van Rooi was the pick of their bowlers with 4/43.

Uganda had been bowling well in the tournament up until today, but they let themselves down in this match. The only wicket to fall came when Raymond van Schoor was run out for 65 with the score on 168. His opening partner Sean Silver stayed in to score 118 as Namibia picked up the nine wicket win.

Kenya played against surprise semi-finalists Botswana, and very nearly slipped up. They bowled Botswana out for 158 before losing six wickets in pursuit of the target, which they achieved in the 41st over. Botswana will now face Uganda in tomorrows third place play-off.

In the 5th place semi-finals, Ghana beat Tanzania and Zambia triumphed over tournament whipping boys Nigeria by 315 runs. Those winners will play tomorrow in the 5th place final, while Tanzania play Nigeria in the seventh place play-off.