Sunday, December 8
*Zanzibar 1-1 Sudan
*Kenya 1-0 Tanzania
Monday, December 9
*Eritrea Vs Burundi – 1:30PM
*Somalia Vs Uganda – 4PM
CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup defending Champions Kenya started off their tittle defense with a laboured 1-0 win over rivals Tanzania.
Hassan Abdallah’s first half early goal in the fourth minute was enough to give the Harambee Stars an edge past the Kilimanjaro boys in a game played at the Startimes stadium, Lugogo.
Abdallah bundled home after collecting from Kenneth Muguna before firing far past Aishi Salum Manula.
Tanzania’s Taifa stars had their chances to draw the tie including Miraji Madenge free-kick at the box that went over the bar.
Substitute Ditram Nchimbi could have snatched it late for Tanzania in the added minutes but his shot rattled the crossbar.
Goalscorer Abdallah could have doubled Kenya’s lead but tapped over the bar with only a keeper-to-beat.
Bakari Ndondo blocked Muguna’s shot from the goal line to deny Kenya the second.
Defending Champions Kenya lead group B with three points after Zanzibar and Sudan played a one all draw in the first game of group B.
Kenya and Tanzania will both return to action for their match-day two game on Tuesday playing Sudan and Zanzibar respectively.
Kenya: Samuel Odiambo (GK), Joash Onyango (C), Lawrence Juma, Kevin Kimani, David Owino, Samuel Olwande, Anthony Wambani, Oscar Wamalwa, Kenneth Muguna, Johnstone Omorwa, Hassan Abdallah
Timothy Odiambo (GK),Musa Masiko,Moses Mudavadi, Daniel Sakari,Whyvone Isuza,Andrew Juma ,Cliffton Miheso ,Roy Okal, Timothy Otieno
Tanzania: Aishi Salum Manula (GK)/(C), Mzamiru Yassin Said, Miraji Athumani Madenge, Mwaita Salehe Gereza, Lucas Almeida Kikoti, Celophace Mkandla, Mohammed Hussein Mohammed, Bakari Mwamnyeto Nondo, Kelvin Patrick Yondani, Paul Nonga, Jonas Gerald Mkunde
Substitutes – Metacha Bonifance Mnata (GK),Hassan Shaban Dilunga ,Robert Mapigano David (GK),Ditram Nchimbi, Juma Abdul Jafari ,Gadiel Michael Kamagi ,Baraka Gamba Majogoro , Eliuter Herman Mpepo , Nickson Clement Kibabage