First half goals from Patrick Israel Mwenda on the 38th minute and on form striker John Kelvin Pius on the 45th minute was enough to eject Sudan who beat South Sudan to reach the second last stage of the championship.
Uganda Hippos took the lead on the 20th minute with a header from Steven Sserwada. Bright Anukani doubled the lead on the 51st minute but a looping header from Ammar Yasser Abolaqaseem gave hope and confidence to Sudan when he pulled a goal back in the 74th-minute mark.
Alemseghed Efrem Haile the Eritrean Head Coach, says his players have now adapted to the weather and the football pitch. He also notes that the win is enough to give more confidence for his players to work even harder so that target of reaching the finals for the first time.
The hippos proved too strong for a Djibouti team that was beaten 4-0 by Sudan when Sserwada added his second goal of the afternoon before Second half substitute Isma Mugulusi registered his name on the score sheet. Justine Opiru sent the football fans crazy after he scored the last goal of the game on the 73rd mark.
According to the initial entrance fees, those on the stand paid Shillings 5000, plastic chairs Shillings 10,000 and pavilion Shillings 50,000. However, the entry fees have been slashed to attract more people to the games. Those on the stand will pay Shillings 3000, plastic chairs Shillings 5000 and pavilion Shillings 20,000.