Thursday 12th of December 2013

CECAFA 2013 Kenya Faces Sudan In Final after eliminating Tanzania PDF Print E-mail
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It is now Official, Kenya will play Sudan in the finals of the 2013 Cecafa GOtv senior challenge cup. The development follows Harambee Stars' successful elimination of the Kilimanjaro stars in a tense game played in very slippery conditions under the Nyayo Stadium floodlights before a fair but lively gathering

Clifton Miheso, enjoying one of those rare starts in the opening line-up of the tourney, had a great evening office and notched the sole strike on the 4th minute mark after an effort from distance that easily beat Ivo Phillip Mapunda in the Tanzanian goal posts.

Kenya held onto the goal with chances of doubling it in the second half appearing more eminent than conceding by the time Burundian center referee, Thiery Nkurunziza blew for full-time.

This fixture had been scheduled to be played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos county but the organizers were forced to make a last minute postponement of the game and push it 3 hours ahead following a flooded ground due to the over night rains that derived the soccer starved residents of the some thrilling soccer action.

In the earlier semi-final of the day played at the Municipal Stadium in Mombasa, Sudan came from a goal behing in the second half of the extra 30 minutes to win 2-1 over the 2010 African champions, Zambia.

Ronald Kampamba had put the Chipolopolo stars in the lead after 114 minutes before Miaaz Abdelrahim tapped in a minute later. Tournament top scorer, Ibrahim Salah's strike 2 minutes from time was the icing on the cake and book Sudan . The goal, also shot him aloft the goal scorers chart on 5 goals.

Kenya now hosts Sudan in the finals on Thursday (12th December) while Tanzania will play Zambia in the run for the third place play-off. Both matches will be played at Nyayo national stadium.

Team Line-ups:


Duncan Ochieng (GK), Allan Wanga (Captain), James Situma, Aboud Omar, Jockins Atudo, Peter Opiyo, Francis Kahata, Anthony Akumu, Clifton Miheso, David Ochieng Owino and Edwin Lavatsa.

Subs: Jerim Onyango, Musa Mohammed, Paul Muigai Kiongera, Ndetto Mulinge, Noah Wafula, David King'atua, David Gateri and Jacob Keli

Coach: Adel Amrouche (Belgium)


Ivo Phillip Mapunda (GK), Kelvin Yondani (Captain), Edward Erasto Nyoni, Pius Michael Aidan, Frank Raymond Domayo, Saleh Dilunga, Ally Samata Mbwana, Alfan Mwrisho Ngasa, Thomas Ulimwengu, Ramadhan A. Kiemba.

Subs: Bonevetur Munish (GK), Idd Athuman, Mao Himid Mkami, Athuman Chanongo, Yahaya Singano Shah Raid Mussa, Ismail Adan Gambo, Maguli Hassan Mrugau and Salum Abubaker (red card)

Officials: Thiery Nkurunziza (Burundi) - center referee, Idan Hamid (Sudan) - 1st Assistant, Kinde Mussie (Ethiopia) - 2nd Assistant, Ali Ferej Tamim (Zanzibar)- Match Commissioner, Ali Ahmed (Somalia)- Referees' Inspector, Rogers Mulindwa (Media Officer).





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The 2013 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup will be officially launched in Nairobi on Friday. The tournament draw will be conducted then with a title sponsor due to be unveiled during the breakfast function where ambassadors of nations taking part are lined up to be present. According to the regional football governing body Secretary General, Nicholas Musonye, all preliminary games will be played in Nairobi and Machakos. “For easier management and planning, other towns, Kisumu, Mombasa and Mumias will host some knockout matches,” Musonye disclosed on Tuesday. “We had expressed our reservation about the readiness of Kisumu but with the decision to have the preliminary matches in Nairobi, the lakeside town have more time to prepare,” the official added. Cecafa technical committee officials arrive in the country on Thursday to tour the venues and make a final submission on their fitness to host the competition that runs from November 27 to December 12. Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Sam Nyamweya told the organisers that the artificial turf has already been taken to Kisumu and work to lay it will commence before the end of the week. “The government approved the Sh3.6 million for the clearing for the turf. We have also agreed with the Kisumu County Government to clear the huge pile of garbage adjacent to the stadium,” the FKF boss added. The countries that have confirmed participation alongside the hosts are defending champions Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan, Zanzibar, Eritrea and Zambi ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
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