CECAFA 2009 results: Hay El-Arab of Sudan make the quarters
(Khartoum) – Hay El-Arab of Sudan has qualified for the quarter-finals in the CECAFA club competition after beating Zanzibar’s Miembieni 2-0 on Sunday in Port Sudan in a match that was marked with drama and dangerous play. The game was cut short half way through the second half by the referee when Miembieni ran out of substitutes after losing four players due to injury.Click on tag label CECAFA (here below) to see latest footballing news reports here at Sudan Watch.
Another of their players was sent off for arguing with the referee.
Hay El-Arab scored their first goal in the first six minutes of the match and the second came from a penalty kick just before the final whistle. The penalty was bitterly contested by Miembieni.
The quarter-finals begin on Tuesday with Sudan’s El-Merrikh playing InterStars of Burundi. DR Congo’s TP Mazembe managed to cruise to their place in the quarter-finals after hurling out Tanzania’s Prisons 3-0 in Khartoum on Sunday.
Mazembe will play Hay El-Arab on Tuesday. Kenya’s champions Mathare United will be playing fellow Kenyans, Tusker, while Uganda’s Kampala City Council will battle it out with Rwanda’s Atraco on Wednesday.
See Sudan Watch - Sunday, 05 July 2009:
CECAFA 2009 results: Sudan’s El-Merikkh wins all three matches to quarter finals
Photo: Mathare's Omogi shields the ball from Merreikh's Worgu
Photo: Sentogo opened the scoring for KCC with a diving header (BBC Sport)
From BBC Sport KCC make Cecafa quarters, 15:26 GMT, Sunday, 05 July 2009 16:26 UK:
KCC of Uganda sealed a quarter-final spot in the Cecafa club Championship in Sudan on Friday.
Robert Sentogo scored the fastest goal of the tournament after 47 seconds as KCC beat Prisons of Tanzania 3-1 in Group B.
Shaban Mtupah equalised for the Tanzanians after 13 minutes.
But the Ugandans secured the win with goals from Tonny Okello and Katongo in the 38th and 88th minutes respectively.
So KCC's place in the quarter-final is assured after beating TP Mazembe 3-2 in their opening match.
In the other Group B game, DR Congo's TP Mazembe made a spectacular comeback from their opening loss to KCC.
They trounced Benadir of Somalia 8-1.
There was another thrashing in Group C where Kenya's Tusker hit six goals past Miembieni of Zanzibar.
Tusker now have four points which secures them a place in the quarter-finals.
The other Group C game between Hay el Arab of Sudan and Burundi's Inter Stars ended 1-1.
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