Somalia's Hassan Mohamed Adan greets some of the countrymen after a CECAFA game in Kampala

2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup (Group A):

  • Burundi 0-1 Somalia
  • Djibouti 0-3 Eritrea

Somalia registered their first win of the tournament at the on-going 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda.

The horn of Africa country overcame Burundi 1-0 during the second of the double header group A duel played at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo on Friday.

Omar Abdulahi half volley in the 40th minute was the all-important goal for Somalia before a passionate crowd.

This was Somalia’s first win at the tournament that takes them to four points from three matches.

Earlier, Eritrea out-muscled Djibouti 3-0 during another group A encounter to go second on 7 points behind hosts, Uganda.

Last group A matches:

Somalia will face Eritrea on Sunday with the winner joining already qualified Uganda.

Only a draw with be good enough for Eritea who are already on six points.

Uganda Cranes will take on already eliminated Djibouti in Sunday’s second game at 4 PM.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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