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CECAFA U-20 CHALLENGE CUP: Eritrea eject Zanzibar 5-0 in quarter final

Eritrea have qualified for the semi finals of the on-going Cecafa U-20 Challenge Cup in Uganda.

Cheered on by a big crowd of Eritrean fans from Uganda’s capital Kampala, the Eritrean team dominated play from the start to the end.

Mewal Yosief Tesfai and Ali Suleiman netted a brace each, while Simon Asmelash also got his name on the score sheet.

Zanzibar who had two players suspended tries to play a highly defensive game, but failed to stop the Eritrean team.

Eritrea’s coach Efem Alemseged said they are ready to battle till the final. “The only team that we feared was Uganda. But now that they are out of the tournament we can face anyone,” added the coach.

Eritrea qualified for the knock out stage after topping Group A. Coach Efem Alemseged’s team kicked off with a 1-1 draw against Uganda before they again drew 3-3 with Sudan. They went ahead to demolish Djibouti 7-0 in the last group game.

Eritrea will now face Kenya’s Raising Stars in the semi finals. Kenya stopped Burundi 2-1, while Tanzania saw off Uganda 4-2 and Sudan defeated South Sudan 1-0. The semi finals will be played on Wednesday.


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