Cecafa Quarters: Kenya vs Rwanda, Sudan Derby Repeat

 

The Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup group stages ended dramatically as hosts Ethiopia avoided crashing out thanks to a late own goal by Tanzani’s Salim Mbonde which saw the Walia Antelopes grab a 1-1 draw to enter the quarters as one of the best third-placed teams. 

Already-qualified Tanzania didn’t look to be in the moods to do the hosts a favor as Simon Msuva gave them the lead six minutes into the second half after a barren first half. 

However, Ethiopia, who needed a draw to progress, pushed for the equalizer which came at the death, Mbonde turning into his own net a whipped cross from the right. 

The 1-1 draw saw Tanzania finish top of the Group on seven points, one ahead of Rwanda in second. Ethiopia finished a further two points behind but had a superior goal difference to Burundi to join Sudan as one of best third-placed finishers.

Quarters Draw 

Tanzania and Ethiopia will battle again in the quarters on Monday (Nov. 30). Record champions, Uganda, who finished top of Group B will battle Malawi in the other Monday fixture. 

Defending champions  Kenya will battle Group C runners-up Rwanda on Tuesday.  There will be a repeat of the Sudan derby as South Sudan have been drawn to face Sudan who finished third in Group A which was won by their neighbors. 

The two sides played to a barren draw in their group stage clash. 

Quarterfinal Fixtures:

Monday 

Uganda vs Malawi

Tanzania vs Ethiopia 

Tuesday

South Sudan vs Sudan

Rwanda vs Kenya

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