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Kenya, Burundi Qualify For Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup Semis :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kenya, Burundi Qualify For Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup Semis

On Friday Uganda who are second in Group B behind Rwanda will face South Sudan in the first match, while Tanzania take on Rwanda in an earlier match.
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Kenya’s U-15 team has defeated hosts Eritrea 2-1 to qualify for the semi final at the on-going Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup.

The win over Eritrea on Thursday at the Asmara Stadium sends Kenya to 10 points on the log, while Burundi who have seven points and play their last group game against Sudan on Saturday have also made it to the knock out stage.

Star player Kevin Wangaya Injehu put Kenya in the lead after 26 minutes with a clever dribble past the Eritrean goalkeeper before he slotted the ball in the net.

But the Eritrean team cheered on by the home fans fought back strongly and had several shots stopped by Kenya’s in-form goalkeeper Alvin Odari Lwangu. Eritrea’s Temesgen Tesfay had hit shot hit the wood work before cross bar.

In Ahmed Awad leveled matters with a header past Kenya’s advancing goalkeeper after 48 minutes.

Kenya’s Gil Harel was later rushed to hospital in an ambulance after a collision with an Eritrean player. With two minutes to full time Kenya’s substitute Ibrahim Mone Mwaro netted the winning goal.

On Friday Uganda who are second in Group B behind Rwanda will face South Sudan in the first match, while Tanzania take on Rwanda in an earlier match.

The Cecafa U-15 Challenge Cup, the first of it’s kind in Africa is financially supported by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA). The tournament has attracted 10 nations.

Group A standing               

              P   W   D    L   GF   GA   A   Pts

Kenya     4    3    1    0    10    3    7    10

Burundi  3    3    1    0     5    3     2     7

Eritrea    3    1    0    2     8    4     4     3

Somalia  3    1    0    2     4    5    -1    3

Sudan     3    0    0    3    0   12   -12   0   

Group B table standings                 

              P   W   D    L   GF   GA   A   Pts

Rwanda  2    2    0    0    6     0     6    6

Uganda  2    2    0    0    5     0     5    6

Tanzania 3    1    0    1    6     2    -4    3

Ethiopia  3    0    1    2    1    7     -6    1

S.Sudan  3    0    1    2    1   10    -9    1

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