CECAFA Challenge Cup: Uganda wins title, Ethiopia finishes third

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Addis Ababa – Uganda defeated Rwanda 1-0 in the final to clinch the 2015 CECAFA Challenge Cup here today.

The lone goal of the match came in the 14th minute courtesy of Ceaser Okhuti.

This marked the 14th CECAFA Cup title that Uganda has won.

Meanwhile, host Ethiopia clinched third spot after beating Sudan 5-4 in penalty shootouts.

The match ended 1-1 draw in regulation time.

Elias Mamo scored for Ethiopia in the 57th minute and Walaaeldin Musa Yagoub responded for Sudan in the 82nd minute.

Gatoch Panom, Behailu Girma, Addisu Tesfaye, Elias Mamo and Bereket Yisak scored for Ethiopia in the penalty shootout and goalie Yidnekachew saved Atahir El Tahir’s shot.

Uganda, alongside hosts Ethiopia and Rwanda – have qualified for the 2016 African Nations Championship to be staged in Rwanda.


2 thoughts on “CECAFA Challenge Cup: Uganda wins title, Ethiopia finishes third

  1. The Ethiopian national team is very good team. the only thing, this team needs forward striker!! they need striker!!! if they had good striker like “Getanhe” or ” saladin” or ” shemeles” the could have won the cecafa..
    now, coach needs to focus on searching forward striker for the up coming “chan” games and “african cup”.

  2. I believe that the current stand of walias is good.Am pretty convinced that our team is moving in the right direction and a clear evidence for that is the beautiful game between Ethiopia and Uganda. from a different perspective to me it seems that our players should be calm and well organized especially when they play at home.I know that most of us are upset because we did not clinch the title but we have to acknowledge that the boys including the coach did an excellent job.now the assignment for walias is to learn from the errors committed on this tournament to avoid the future ones.finally would like to congradulate the entire Walias crew for the demonstrated remarkable progress.

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