CECAFA Senior Challenge cup 2017:
2nd Semi final (Friday, 15th December):
- Uganda Vs Zanzibar – At Moi Sports Complex, Kisumu
1st Semi final Result:
- Kenya 1-0 Burundi
Uganda Cranes faces Zanzibar in the second semi final of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup on Friday.
Hosts Kenya Harambee Stars became the first side to qualify for the final with a 1-0 victory over Burundi in extra time.
Uganda faces the islanders at Moi Sports Complex in Kisumu.
Uganda and Zanzibar traveled well to Kisumu and held the final training session at the Moi Sports Complex.
Uganda played all their group B matches at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega whilst Zanzibar was involved in group A in Machakos.
Uganda Cranes finished top of group B with 5 points, recording a comprehensive 5-1 win against South Sudan and drawing twice goal-less against Burundi and one all with Ethiopia in the tense final group.
Coach Moses Basena is confident ahead of the tie but says the onus is on the pearl.
“We respect Zanzibar but we are ready for the best task ahead of us. The onus is to reach the final and successfully defend the championship” Basena stated.
All the players are fit for the game with only two suspensions (defenders Timothy Awany and Isaac Muleme).
Police left back Aggrey Madoi is expected to replace Muleme while Tadeo Lwanga or Shafik Bakaki could replace Awany to partner team captain Bernard Muwanga.
Probable Uganda Cranes XI: Benjamin Ochan (G.K), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Aggrey Madoi, Shafik Bakaki, Bernard Muwanga, Sadam Ibrahim Juma,Milton Karisa, Allan Kyambadde, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Derrick Nsibambi, Hood Kaweesa
Subs: Isma Watenga (G.K), Tom Masiko, Allan Kateregga, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Milton Karisa, Joseph Nsubuga, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Denis Awany, Tadeo Lwanga
CECAFA 2017 Pools:
- Group A: Kenya (Hosts), Rwanda (Guest), Libya, Tanzania, Zanzibar – (Based in Machakos)
- Group B: Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan – (Based in Kakamega)
Full Fixtures & Some Results:
Match Day one (Sunday, 3rd December 2017):
- Kenya 2-0 Rwanda (Group A) – Kakamega
- Libya 0-0 Tanzania (Group A) – Machakos
Match Day two (Monday, 4th December 2017):
- Uganda 0-0 Burundi (Group B) – Kakamega
Match Day Three (Tuesday, 5th December 2017):
- Zanzibar 3-2 Rwanda (Group A) – Machakos
- Kenya 0-0 Libya (Group A) – Machakos
- Ethiopia 3-0 South Sudan (Group B) – Kakamega
Wednesday, 6th December 2017: REST DAY
Match Day Four (Thursday, 7th December 2017):
- Tanzania 1-2 Zanzibar (Group A) – Machakos
- Rwanda 0-0 Libya (Group A) – Machakos
- Ethiopia 1-4 Burundi (Group B) – Kakamega
Match Day Five (Friday, 8th December 2017):
- Uganda 5-1 South Sudan (B) – Kakamega
Match Day Six (Saturday, 9th December 2017):
- Rwanda 2-1 Tanzania (Group A) – Machakos
- Kenya 0-0 Zanzibar (Group A) – Machakos
Match Day Seven (Sunday, 10th December 2017):
- Ethiopia 1-1 Uganda (Group B) – Kakamega
Match Day Eight (Monday, 11th December 2017):
- Libya 1-0 Zanzibar (Group A) – Machakos
- South Sudan 0-0 Burundi (Group B) – Kakamega
- Kenya 1-0 Tanzania (Group A) – Machakos
Tuesday, 12th December 2017: REST DAY
Wednesday, 13th December 2017: REST DAY
Match Day Nine (Thursday, 14th December 2017)
- 1st Semi-final: Winner A (Kenya) 1-0 Runners Up B (Burundi)– 3 p.m
Match Day Ten (Friday, 15th December 2017)
- 2nd Semi-final: Winner B (Uganda) Vs Runners Up A (Zanzibar) – 3 p.m
Saturday, 16th December 2017: REST DAY
Match Day 11 (Sunday, 17th December 2017):
- Third Place Play off – 1:30 p.m
- Final: 3 p.m