Cecafa Kagame Cup defending champions Vital’O eliminated from the tournament after a 1-1 draw against El Merreikh

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Vital O opened the scoring in the match in the 34th minute through Laudit Mavugo after rushing through the centre to catch the El Merreikh defence napping and sending in a thunderbolt.

El Merreikh then found its footing in the match during the second half with Mohammed Troare netting to snatch a point and cement their second place ont the Group C standings.

Gilbert Yaounde Kanyankore, head coach of Vital’O blamed his side’s exit on fate and praised El Merreikh as being a good side that deserved to qualify to the next round.

“I accept defeat and promise that we will be back stronger next year. I have new young boys this year and they will have more experience by this time next year.�

Kenyan officials oversaw the match with Anthony Ongwayo as the Centre referee and Andrew Juma as the fourth official.