watambala (19) in action against Djibouti

Uganda Cranes humbled Djibouti 4-1 in their last Group A match at the on-going CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala.

The Cranes kept their unbeaten record to set up a semifinal clash against the Tanzania Taifa Stars who finished second in Group B.

Midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba gave the home side the lead after 14 minutes from a penalty after a handball in the box by a defender. The Djibouti team responded well and defended well till half time.

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In the second half Uganda Cranes pushed forward to score more goals through Joackim Ojera and substitutes Ben Ocen and Bright Anukani. Haroun Mohamed scored the lone goal for Djibouti.

Uganda topped Group A with 12 points beating Burundi 2-1, Somalia 2-0 and Eritrea 2-0 in the previous matches.

In the earlier Group A match played at the StarTimes Stadium, Eritrea settled for a goalless draw against a Somalia. The draw was enough to see Eritrea qualify for their first CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi since 1994.

On Tuesday the first semifinal match will feature Kenya against Eritrea, while Uganda battles Tanzania in the second game.

The play-off to determine who finishes third and the final will be played on December 19th.

2019 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Semi-finals

Tuesday, 17th December

Kenya Vs Eritrea – 1 PM

Uganda Vs Tanzania – 3:45 PM

*Both Matches at Star Times Stadium, Lugogo, Kampala