Nairobi, Kenya Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Harambee Stars are through to the quarter finals of the ongoing CECAFA Senior challenge cup on Friday after a 3-1 win over neighbors Ethiopia in their final Group A match played at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Namboole, Kampala.
This is the first time the Harambee Stars make it out of the group stages in the last two years.
In 2009 the Stars lost to Uganda in the final.
Rama Salim opened the score sheets at the 21st minute, with Clifton Miheso coming through with the second goal at the 25th.
Ethiopia got their consolation goal through Elliya Gebremariam at the 29th minute.
Stars sealed their win in the second-half at the 74th minute through a header from defender David Ochieng scoring his second goal of the tournament and extending KenyaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lead to 3-1.
Stars win now guarantees them a good finish of six points made up of two wins and a loss that that saw them lose in the opening match against Uganda Cranes.
As for Ethiopia they conclude their CECAFA campaign with three points with their 1-0 win over debutants South Sudan who later on play Uganda Cranes.
The results was a sweet song for coach James Nnadwa who had vowed to eliminate Ethiopia team, the only team from the region that will be playing at next years Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.