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In the first Group A game of the day Ethiopia, who are heading to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa in January, edged out newcomers South Sudan 1-0.

Striker Yonathan Kebede scored in the 60th minute with a clever tap-in after the South Sudan defence was caught off guard.

Captain Leon Khamis had the two best chances for South Sudan, who were playing just their second ever international match after their 1-1 draw in a friendly against Uganda in July.

Assistant coach Seyoum Kebede, who is in charge of Ethiopia at the tournament rather than Sewnet Bishaw, admitted his side would have to improve.

"It is good to win the opening match in such a tournament, but we need to improve," he said.

With Issa Hayatou, the president of the Confederation of African Football, looking on Uganda began the defence of their title by dominating arch-rivals Kenya.

Vietnam-based Geoffrey Kizito eventually heading home the winner with 16 minutes remaining.

The goal came minutes after the Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira had been rushed away in an ambulance after colliding with a Kenyan player.

The next Group A games are on Tuesday with Ethiopia taking on Uganda while Kenya face South Sudan.

Group B kicks off today with Burundi playing Somalia and Tanzania against Sudan.



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Hayatou gets Cecafa backing The Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) has unanimously decided to support Issa Hayatou in his bid to serve another term as president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf). The elections will take place next March in Morocco. The decision was taken at the Cecafa congress in Uganda on Friday with the body giving Hayatou its backing because of his record so far, particularly in the area of football development. The Cecafa members who have votes are Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea. Zanzibar is the other Cecafa member but does not get a vote because it is not a member of Caf or Fifa.
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