NAMBOOLE, Kampala - Uganda remained unbeaten in this year's Cecafa tournament when they edged out Ethiopia 2-0 at Namboole Stadium to advance to the semifinals due this Thursday.
The hosts' goals came on either side of normal play time through midfielder Geoffrey Kizito and forward Robert Ssentongo.
Vietnam-based Kizito placed the Cranes ahead early when he tucked the ball behind the keeper in the 4th minute. Then striker Ssentongo, who plays for URA, wrapped up the win in the 60th minute.
Tuesday's win means that the defending champions are the only side yet to concede a goal in this regional tournament.
Meanwhile, Kenya also cruised to the final four stage when they shook off guest team Malawi 1-0 earlier. The Harambee Stars' only goal was scored by veteran striker Mike Baraza in the 57th munute.
Now, Kenya battles it out with Zanzibar in the semi-finals this Thursday as the hosts - Uganda - play Tanzania for a place in the final of the event.
Zanzibar and neighbours Tanzania knocked out close neighbours Burundi and Rwanda respectively on Monday at Lugogo.
Kenya 1 (Baraza 57') Malawi 0
Uganda 2 (Kizito 4', Ssentongo 60') Ethiopia 0