Kenya to face Tanzania in the finals

 

Tanzania will face Kenya in the final of the 2019 CECAFA U-20 Boys Challenge Cup on Saturday in Njeru.

This followed the completion of the two semi-final matches involving Tanzania against Sudan and Kenya against Eritrea in Gulu and Njeru respectively on Wednesday evening.

The Kenyan youngsters recorded a 1-0 win over Eritrea in the second semi-final at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Wednesday.

An own goal by Eritrean defender Yoseif Mebrahtu with five minutes from time was enough for the rising Harambee stars.

At the Pece War Memorial Stadium in Gulu, Tanzania overcame Sudan 2-1. Israel Patrick Mwenda and John Pius Kelvin scored for Tanzania in the first half.

Mohamed Abbas Namir pulled a goal back for Sudan at the start of the second but it was merely a consolation.

The two nations will meet for the second time in the ultimate stage of the regional tournament after clashing in Group B’s match where they drew 2-2.

In the third place play-off match, Sudan will lock horns with Eritrea before the ultimate game.

The final and third place play off matches will be played in Njeru on Saturday, 5th October 2019.

After the two semi-finals on Wednesday, there are so far 85 goals scored in 21 matches with only one red card.