CECAFA U20: Rising Stars wind up Group Stage action with big win over Ethiopia

CECAFA U20: Rising Stars wind up Group Stage action with big win over Ethiopia

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The Kenya U20 National Team beat Ethiopia 4-0 in their final Group B match of the ongoing CECAFA U20 Championships played on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the FUFA Technical Center.

The Rising Stars had already sealed qualification following their opening 5-0 win over Zanzibar coupled with a 2-2 draw against Tanzania, and all they needed was cap it off in style to ensure a top spot finish.

Steve Otieno, who was brought on in the first half in place of Chris Owino, broke the deadlock a minute before halftime with a fine left-footed finish for a 1-0 score as the teams headed back to the changing rooms.

Kenya vs Ethiopia

Rising Stars starting lineup in their CECAFA U20 Championships match against Ethiopia at the FUFA Technical Center in Jinja

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Austine Odhiambo then made it two in the 68th minute, with the Ethiopian side starting to show signs of withering. The goal was capped with two more strikes by second-half substitutes John Njuguna and Benson Omala in the 75th and 84th minutes as the Rising Stars finished the job in style.

The team will now face Burundi in the quarterfinals of the junior regional showpiece set to be played on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at the FUFA Technical Center in Jinja.

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Quarterfinals

  1. Sudan v South Sudan (Peace Stadium, Gulu) 1 pm
  2. Tanzania v Uganda (Peace Stadium, Gulu) 4 pm
  3. Burundi v Kenya (FUFA Technical Center, Jinja) 1 pm
  4. Eritrea v Zanzibar (FUFA Technical Center, Jinja) 4 pm

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