Kenya: 2012 Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup Day Seven (7) - Kenyan Boys Put Up Good Show

KENYA played one of their best matches in recent times to outclass Ethiopia 3-1 in their last Group 'A' fixture of the Cecafa Tusker Challenge Cup at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium on Friday.

Depleted to 18 men after Paul Were and Kevin Omondi were expelled from Kampala by their managers for indiscipline, the Harambee Stars men left standing gave no inch in a furious fight against Ethiopia, a country that has qualified for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa next January.

After Ramadhan Salim hit the far left post in only 50 seconds and Clifton Miheso's bomber went just wide in the fifth minute, Harambee Stars ran rings round the Ethiopians before Salim scored the opener in the 19th minute.

Bernard Mang'oli made it 2-0 for the Kenyans before their defence men were caught watching a loose ball when Eliyas Gebremariam pounced to drive in the Ethiopian goal in the 30th minute.

David Ochieng', the new midfield find from Tusker, then scored his second goal of the tournament when he made it 3-1 for Harambee Stars in the 72nd minute.

Rain held off allowing relatively better ball and men movement for both matches at Namboole on Friday.

In the second of the double-header, defending champions Uganda Cranes [nine points] hammered South Sudan 4-0 to top the group ahead of Kenya [six points].

Brian Umony (two goals), Robert Ssentongo and Hamis Kiiza scored powerful goals against a South Sudanese side caught in spells of poor concentration after giving their best against the speedy Ugandans.

There will be a few days to give a rest to a badly torn turf at Namboole when Saturday's four final pool matches take place at Lugogo and Wankulukuku grounds.

SuperSport will relay "live", Somalia v Tanzania (2pm) and Eritrea v Rwanda (4pm), from Lugogo.

Kenya 3 Ethiopia 1

TEAMS:

KENYA - Duncan Ochieng' (Sofapaka): 14. Anthony "Modo" Kimani, captain (Mathare United), 3. Abdallah Juma Baya (Sofapaka), 4, Jockins Atudo (Tusker), 15. David Owino (Gor Mahia),7. Bernard Wanyama Mang'oli (AFC Leopards)/2. Thomas Jumba Wanyama, 75'(AFC Leopards), David Ochieng' (Tusker), 9. Mike Baraza (AFC Leopards)/5. Enoch Obiero Agwanda, 60' (Sony Sugar), 17. Clifton Miheso (Thika United), 6. Anthony Kimani Njenga (Sofapaka)/16. Humphrey Mieno, 52' (Sofapaka), 8. Ramadhan Mohammed Salim

Reserves not used - 10. Martin Musalia Kokane, Gk (Mathare United); 19. Edwin Lavatsa Jumba (Gor Mahia)

Scorers - 8. Ramadhan Mohammed Salim (19'), 7. Bernard Wanyama Mang'oli (26'), 18. David Ochieng' (72')

Coach - James Nandwa [Kenya]

ETHIOPIA - 1. Samson Asefa Worku: 17. Fikru Teferra Lemessa (captain), 20. Moges Tadesse Bogale, 19. Robel Girma T'sega, 4. Yared Zinabu Showaatir, 3. Mehari Mena Medelcho, 6. Gatoch Panom Yiech, 16. Tilahun Wolde Beyene (14. Messiud Mohammed Mussa), 2. Chala Deriba Debala (10. Yonatan Kebede Teklemariam, 54'), 5. Yossuf Hassen Sallah (11. Abdulkarim Hassen Yigemo, 46'), 9. Eliyas Mamo Gebremariam

Reserves not used - 18. Dereji Elamu Genet, Gk; 12. Abraham Abebe Kassaye, 15. Binyam Habtamu Mekonen, 7. Mesfin Kidane Beyene

Scorer - 9. Eliyas Mamo Gebremariam (30')

Coach - Seyum Kabede [Ethiopia]

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Referee - Thiery Nkurunziza [Burundi]

Assistant ref - Mohamed Idam [Sudan]

Asst ref - Ali Kinduli [Zanzibar]

4th Official - Maeruf Mansur [Eritrea]

Match commissioner - Tariq Atta [Sudan]

Referees' inspector - Haruna Kebba [Uganda]

2012 CECAFA TUSKER CHALLENGE CUP:

November 24 - December 8

KAMPALA, UGANDA

(Pools, with Africa -World rankings)

Group 'A':

(22 - 86)Uganda

(28 - 102)Ethiopia

(39 - 130)Kenya

(51- 200)South Sudan

Results:

Ethiopia 1-0 South Sudan

Uganda 1-0 Kenya

South Sudan 0-2 Kenya

Uganda 1-0 Ethiopia

Kenya 3-1 Ethiopia

South Sudan 0-4 Uganda

Group' B':

(29 - 102)Sudan

(38 - 128)Burundi

(41 - 134)Tanzania

(48 - 193)Somalia

Results:

Burundi 5-1 Somalia

Tanzania Mainland 2-0 Sudan

Somalia 0-1 Sudan

Tanzania Mainland 0-1 Burundi

Group 'C':

(27 - 101)Malawi

(37 - 122) Rwanda

(47 - 192) Eritrea

(unranked)Zanzibar

Results:

Zanzibar 0-0 Eritrea

Rwanda 2-0 Malawi

Malawi 3-2 Eritrea

Rwanda 1-2 Zanzibar

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(Qualification: Group 'A' 1st and 2nd, Group 'B' 1st and 2nd, Group 'C' 1st and 2nd, plus two best qualifiers from all groups qualify to quarter finals)

RESULTS & FIXTURES:

Saturday, November 24:

1. Ethiopia 1-0 South Sudan, Gp 'A'

2. Uganda 1-0 Kenya, Gp 'A'

Sunday, Nov 25:

3. Burundi 5-1 Somalia, Gp 'B'

4. Tanzania Mainland 2-0 Sudan, Gp 'B'

Monday, Nov 26:

5. Zanzibar 0-0 Eritrea, Gp 'C'

6. Rwanda 2-0 Malawi, Gp 'C'

Tuesday, Nov 27:

7. South Sudan 0-2 Kenya, Gp 'A'

8. Uganda 1-0 Ethiopia, Gp 'A'

Wednesday, Nov 28:

9. Somalia 0-1 Sudan, Gp 'B'

10. Tanzania Mainland 0-1 Burundi, Gp 'B'

Thursday, Nov 29:

11. Malawi 3-2 Eritrea, Gp 'C'

12. Rwanda 1-2 Zanzibar, Gp 'C'

Friday, Nov 30:

13. Kenya 3-1 Ethiopia, Gp 'A'

14. South Sudan 0-4 Uganda, Gp 'A'

Sat, December 1:

15. Sudan v Burundi, Gp 'B', Wankulukuku, 2pm

16. Somalia v Tanzania Mainland, Gp 'B', Lugogo, 2pm

17. Malawi v Zanzibar, Gp 'C', Wankulukuku, 4pm

18. Eritrea v Rwanda, Gp 'C', Lugogo, 4pm

Sun, Dec 2:

REST DAY

QUARTER FINALS:

Mon, Dec 3:

19. C1 v B2, Namboole, 2pm

20. Uganda v Best Q2, Namboole, 4pm

Tue, Dec 4:

21. B1 v Best Q1, Namboole, 4pm

22. Kenya v C2, Namboole, 7pm

Wed, Dec 5:

REST DAY

SEMI-FINALS:

Thur, Dec 6:

23. Winner 19 v Winner 20, Namboole, 4pm

24. Winner 21 v Winner 22, Namboole, 7pm

Fri, Dec 7:

REST DAY

Sat, Dec 8:

Bronze Medal

25. Loser 23 v Loser 24, Namboole, 4pm

FINAL

26. Winner 23 v Winner 24, Namboole, 6pm

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