Daniel Saire in Kigali
Uganda 0 Tanzania 1
Burundi 3 Djibouti 1
Rwanda 'B' 3 Zanzibar 0
Today: Kenya v Somalia
Rwanda 'A' v Eritrea
Uganda bowed to Tanzania and now have to beat Burundi on Friday if they are to advance to the quarter final stage of the ongoing CECAFA senior challenge cup at Amahoro Stadium here.
In a poorly officiated match handled by Kenyan referee Khamisi Bagazi, Uganda youthful side, who had won local support by the dynamic game, had their fighting spirit killed by Tanzaniaâ€™s Meeky Maxime.
Maxime took advantage of confusion in the goal area to tap in a hard free kick shot from Edward Salvatory after Cranes captain Sam Kawalya punched the ball back into play.
Both teams played an attacking game.
Second half substitute Sambia Karimbi scored twice to give Burundi a deserved 3-1 win over Djibouti in yesterdayâ€™s first.
Burundiâ€™s Kubi Banga had earlier struck in the 42nd minute but Djiboutiâ€™s Elmi Aboli equalised in the 57th minute with a long shot strides away from the half line.
The Rwandan crowd, meanwhile, had reason to smile after their second side, Rwanda â€˜Bâ€™ easily contained Zanzibar in the second match Monday.
The Islanders put up a spirited fight in the first half with a good inter-passing game and appeared destined for a comfortable win.
The tide changed after the introduction of Jimmy Gatete who plays professional soccer in Belgium.
He opened the scores in the 56th minute after rounding off three defenders.
Rwanda, buoyed by the home support surged forward as Jonathan Mbazi and Jean Paul Nsegiyumva added one each.
It is such results that their senior side Rwanda â€˜Aâ€™ and Kenya's Harambe Stars would be looking for when they clash against minnows Eritrea and Somalia today. The two sides will advance to quarterfinals if they get maximum points.
Eritrea and Somalia lost their opening matches against Kenya and Rwanda â€˜Aâ€™ 2-1 and 3-0 respectively.
Rwanda's assistant coach Jean Marie Ntagwabira said his mission is to lift this year's title. â€œThis is the only way you can reward government and fans for their support,â€ he said.
His Kenyan counterpart Jacob Ghost Mulee was not impressed by his team's performance despite the win against Eritrea.
Group A: P W D L F A Pts
Rwanda A 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
Kenya 1 1 0 0 2 1 3
Eritrea 1 0 0 1 1 2 0
Somalia 1 0 0 1 0 3 0
Tanzania 2 2 0 0 3 1 6
Uganda 2 1 0 1 10 2 3
Burundi 2 1 0 1 3 3 3
Djbouti 2 0 0 2 2 13 0
Rwanda B 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
Zanzibar 1 0 0 1 0 3 0
Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
- SC has terminated coach Paul Hasuleâ€™s contract for the next season, adds Norman Katende.
â€œWe are not renewing his contract next season,â€ Villaâ€™s secretary Edward Luyimbazi Mugalu said yesterday without giving the reason for the action.
Hasule could not be contacted for comment.
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