CECAFA Challenge Cup: Ethiopia 1 Malawi 1

Please disregard the earlier version of our post.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – The Ethiopian national football team drew 1-1 with Malawi in its last Group C match to qualify to the quarter-finals.

Oumed Oukuri of Defence Force scored Ethiopia’s equalizer.

There are 3 groups in this year’s CECAFA Challenge Cup. The top 2 teams from each group (6 in all) will automatically advance to the quarter-finals where they will be joined by the Best 2 third place finishers.

After today’s result, Zambia, Rwanda and Malawi have confirmed their qualifications to the quarter-finals by winning their respective groups. They are also joined by Tanzania, which finished as runner-up in Group A.

In Group A, Tanzania beats Burundi 2-0 today to finish runner-up, with Burundi taking 3rd place with 4 points +0 goal difference. Since there are already teams (Zanzibar, Uganda & Ethiopia) who have better goal differences than Burundi, the latter will not qualify as the one of the Best 3rd place finishers.

Ethiopia could end up finishing runner-up from Group C if Kenya defeats Uganda by 2 clear goals.

Group A: Burundi, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia

11-27-2010: Burundi 2 Somalia 0 and Zambia 1 Tanzania 0

11-30-2010: Zambia 0 Burundi 0 and Tanzania 3 Somalia 0

12-03-2010: Zambia 6 Somalia 0

12-04-2010: Tanzania 2 Burundi 0

Group A Standing

Pos. Teams GP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Zambia 3 2 1 0 7 0 +7 7
2 Tanzania 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4 6
3 Burundi 3 1 1 1 2 2 +0 4
4 Kenya 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0

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Group B: Sudan, Zanzibar, Rwanda and the Ivory Coast

11-28-2010: Zanzibar 2 Sudan 0 and Rwanda 2 Ivory Coast 1

12-01-2010: Sudan 0 Rwanda 0 and Ivory Coast 1 Zanzibar 0

12-03-2010: Zanzibar 0 Rwanda 0

12-05-2010: Ivory Coast vs Sudan

Group B Standing

Pos. Teams GP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Rwanda 3 2 1 0 2 1 +1 5
2 Zanzibar 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 4
3 Ivory Coast 2 1 0 1 2 2 +0 3
4 Sudan 2 0 1 1 0 2 -2 1

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Group C: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi

11-29-2010: Uganda 2 Ethiopia 1 and Malawi 3 Kenya 2

12-03-2010: Ethiopia 2 Kenya 1 and Uganda 1 Malawi 1

12-04-2010: Ethiopia 1 Malawi 1

12-05-2010: Uganda vs Kenya

Group C Standing

Pos. Teams GP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Malawi 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
2 Uganda 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
3 Ethiopia 3 1 1 1 4 4 +0 4
4 Kenya 2 0 0 2 3 5 -2 0
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