Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s equalizer.
There are 3 groups in this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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
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
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