Somalia Exit Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup

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Farid Mohammed capitalized on a defensive lapse to slot home the sole goal for Sudan with four minutes to full time.

Somalia becomes the second team to bow out of the on-going Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge in the group stage after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Sudan this evening. Farid Mohammed capitalized on a defensive lapse to slot home the sole goal for Sudan with four minutes to full time. The win by Sudan who came third in the 2011 CHAN tournament brightened their hopes of making it to the last eight. Former Cranes assistant coach Sam Ssimbwa who has been in-charge of the Somalia team said his team had played well but failed to utilize its chances.

Mubarak Slyiman, the coach of Sudan whose team lost 2-0 to Tanzania in their opening match said he was excited by the victory, but adding that they have to work hard in the last group game against Burundi.   Defending champions Uganda Cranes who have won two of their Group A games are the only team to qualify for the quarter finals so far.

Meanwhile, the organizers FUFA, the sponsors East African Breweries Limited and Cecafa have allowed fans to watch all remaining group games free apart from the Friday game between Cranes and South Sudan.  Rogers Mulindwa, the FUFA spokesman says this was communicated in a joint announcement from the FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa, EABL Managing Director Alasdair Musselwhite and Cecafa General Secretary Nicholas Musonye. He however, said that women will be allowed to watch the match free.