Cecafa Kagame Cup defending champions Vitalâ€™O eliminated from the tournament after a 1-1 draw against El Merreikh
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 withÂ Mohammed Troare netting to snatch a point and cement their second place ont the Group C standings.
Gilbert Yaounde Kanyankore, head coach of Vitalâ€™O blamed his sideâ€™s exit on fate and praised El Merreikh as being a good side that deserved to qualify to the next round.
â€œI 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.â€?
Kenyan officials oversaw the match with Anthony Ongwayo as the Centre referee and Andrew Juma as the fourth official.