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Juma Balinya axed at Tanzania side Yanga FC

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Uganda Cranes forward Juma Balinya has been released by Tanzanian side Yanga FC, just six months into his two year contract with the club. Balinya joined Yanga FC at the start of the season, on a lucrative two year contract from Uganda Premier League side Police FC. The forward was......

CECAFA 2019: Djibouti dump Burundi out of CECAFA

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Burundi have become the first nation to be dumped out of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, after facing their third defeat of the tournament, falling 2-1 against Djibouti on Wednesday afternoon at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo. Mahdi Houssein bagged a brace for Djibouti in either side of half time, while......

CECAFA 2019: Tanzania defeat Zanzibar to go second in Group B

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All will be to play for in the final group B games of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, after Tanzania defeated Zanzibar 1-0 at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo, to go second and make light their chances of progressing to the semi-finals. Ditram Nchimbi scored the all important goal for......

CECAFA 2019: Defending Champions Kenya storm CECAFA Semi-finals

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CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup defending champions Kenya came from a goal down to seal their progress to the semi-finals of the tournament, beating Sudan 2-1, at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo. Second half substitute Hassan Abdallah scored his second of the tournament, cancelling out Mohamed Namir’s 30th minute opener before Oscar......

CECAFA 2019: Somalia no push overs despite defeat to Uganda

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Hosts Uganda Cranes cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Somalia at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on Monday evening to tighten their grip on Group A. Allan Okello scored in either side of halftime to guide Uganda to consecutive victories in their two games so far at the CECAFA Senior......

CECAFA 2019: Eritrea on course to break 25-year semi-final jinx after victory over Burundi

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Eritrea got their CECAFA Senior Challenge cup campaign onto a flyer, after picking up a 1-0 victory over Burundi in their group A encounter played at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on Monday afternoon. What was on paper a fixture tilted in Burundi’s favour, turned out to be by far the......

CECAFA 2019: Kenya coach Suspended for unsporting behaviour

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Kenya head coach Francis Kimanzi is in murky waters after he was slapped with a two game suspension for unsporting conduct ahead of their group B game against rivals Tanzania at the ongoing CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala. Kimanzi together with a couple of officials on the Harambee Stars......

CECAFA 2019: Hassan Abdallah solo goal guides Kenya over rivals Tanzania

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CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup defending Champions Kenya got off to a positive start, holding on to defeat rivals Tanzania in their group B game, thanks to Hassan Abdallah’s 15th-minute strike at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on Sunday evening. Whereas the other group B game between Zanzibar and Sudan was dire......

CECAFA 2019: Zanzibar coach Ali Hemed feels hard done by mistakes against Sudan

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Zanzibar head coach Ali Hemed feels his side were undone by their own mistakes, as they failed to grind out all three points in their CECAFA group B encounter against Sudan. While Sudan should feel lucky to walk away with a point, Zanzibar should kick themselves for failing to grind......

CECAFA 2019: Sudan, Zanzibar settle for stalemate in dire Group B encounter

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Zanzibar and Sudan settled for one all draw in their group B encounter of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo, in a game that was dire and wanting in many aspects.  Zanzibar tried and looked an inch better in possesion than their Sudanese opponents who laboured......

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