Tournament: CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final stage 2013
Round: final
Kick off: 12/12-2013 . 18:30
Venue: Nyayo National Stadium

Explanation of symbols

 Own Goal
 Penalty Goal
 Missed Penalty
The number indicates the minute of the event.


34'  Allan Wetende Wanga   1-0
36'  Abud Omar   1-0
43'     1-0 Amir Kamal
62'     1-0 Nadir Eltayeb for Mohamed Abdelmonem
68'  Allan Wetende Wanga   2-0
71'     2-0 Miaaz Abdelrahim for Faris Abdalla
80'  Noah Wanyonyi Wafula for Allan Wetende Wanga   2-0
85'  Peter Opiyo   2-0
87'  David Gateri for Clifton Miheso   2-0
90'  Paul Mungai Kiongera for Francis Kahata   2-0
90'  Paul Mungai Kiongera   2-0


Match Commentary

FTGame over; Kenya beats Sudan 2-0 to bag the 2013 CECAFA senior Challenge Cup
90+4'Somali referee Wiish Yabarow blows the final whistle to bring the game to an end
90+4' Hardly on the pitch, Kiongera is slapped with a yellow card for bad mouthing
90+3' Final sub for Kenya; Paul Kiongera IN for Francis Kahata
90+2'Lavatsa races for goal - ball too pacy and goes beyond his reach
90+1'Gateri, the cleanest player on the pitch brought down - no foul; ref waves play on
90'4 minutes added on
88'Kenya moments away from being declared Champions. They lead Sudan 2-0 courtesy of Allan Wanga's goals in the 34' and 68'
87' Kenyan sub; David Gateri brought in for Cliff Miheso
85' Pinchez slapped with a yellow after a tackle from behind on substitute Miaaz Abdelrahim. The free kick from skipper Hamoda Bashir goes way ward
84'Miheso wins a free kick on the right after being checked by Eltahir Elhag
82' The new corner, the 8th for Kenya is of little danger for Sudan
81' Corner for Kenya - Atudo gets to the end of it but his header is cut out for another
80' Kenya sub; Allan Wanga OFF, Noah Wafula IN
79'Lavatsa weaves his way to the box but is cut out by the unsmiling Eltahir Elhag
78'Fact; Allan Wanga's two goals against Sudan in today's final stretch his CECAFA tally to 8. He scored 3 in the 2007 edition of CECAFA and 2 in 2009.
76'Distress!! Captain Allan Wanga is done injured. Game stops momentarily - he is stretched out for further a further check
75'Wanga chases a long ball from the outstanding Kahata. He gets to the box - but the overworked keeper Abdelrahman Ali cuts him out
73'Chance for Kenya!! Kahata at the top of the box sends the ball for goal - but with a tip, Sudan keeper Abdelrahman Ali cut it out
72' Danger for Kenya!!! Mohammed Sallah, the current CECAFA top scorer with 5 goals goes for goal; he is in the box, shoots but Duncan Ochieng cuts him out for a corner. No danger from it
71' Second sub for Sudan; Miaaz Abdelrahim (No. 18) in for Faris Abdalla (No. 3)
68'James Situma, making a run on the right wing bought in a low cross to the box.A sliding Wanga beat his maker to send the ball to the far post for his 12th goal in his 34th cap for Kenya
68' Gooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalll Allan Wanga makes it 2-0 for Kenya
66'Chance!!!! Lavatsa gets to the end of a pass from Pinchez at the edge of the box. He turns, fires - its heading in - oh my, it bounces off the upright with the keeper well beaten.The Kenyan bench can't believe the near miss - the fans too
64'Half chance; Opiyo sends a cross goal ward; sudan keeper Abdelrahman Ali collided with his defender and spilt it but was quick enough to get the ball ahead of a preying Kahata in the box
63'Foul on Lavatsa by left back Ismail Elsiddig. Free kcik goes wide
62' Sudan effect first change of the evening; 9. Mohamed Abdelmonem comes in for 11. Nadir Eltayeb
61'Ghost on the commentary box' They (Kenya) have done well so far and looking for a second goal but Sudan have been outstanding in defense . . . '
60'Lavatsa on the left sends a cross goal ward but Eltahir Elhag cuts out the ball before it can find a Kenyan connection
59'Outstanding Kahata, electrifies with his crisp passes - one of which finds Pinches; he takes a shot from outside the 18 0 his shot beats keeper Abdelrahman Ali but bounces off the cross bar for a goal kick
58'Just joining us? Kenya leads Sudan 1-0. Allan Wanga header in the 34' is the difference in this absorbing clash at Nyayo that kick off at 6.30 - one and a half hours later than scheduled
57'Wanga, the dirtiest man on the pitch, takes on Malik Mohammed on the touchline to give away a free kick
56'Lavatsa on the right feeds Wanga in the box but steady Malik Mohammed cuts him out - and outside the box brings down Wanga - no foul
55'Lavatsa chases down a ball on the right - he never gives up does he? The ball goes out nonetheless
53'Adel Amrouche, with an Addidas cap and Nike jacket paces at the touchline watching his Kelme clad players
51'Ismail Elsiddig sends a shot goal ward. It ping pongs on Kenyan defenders but Duncan is agile and stops what would have been a corner 7
50'Chance for Kenya; Lavatsa hands Opiyo a pass on the right wing, he moves forward, gets to the edge of the box and sends a low shot for goal - noooo, he misses, the ball flies just wide off the far post for a goal kick
49'Elrayah Ali Malik with a double clutch challenge on link man Francis Kahata. Does he get a card. No? Free kick for Kenya goes wide
48'Throw in for Kenya by Aboud mid pitch has little effect
47'Long ball from Malik Mohammed lands in the box - Duncan Ochieng sends it out for a throw in. No danger from it
46'Sudan with an early race for goal but no danger
46'7.37 Seccond half is on at the Nyayo Stadium
HTSomalia referee brings the ball to a break. Half time; Kenya leads sudan 1-0
45'Two minutes added on
44' Lavatsa forces Sudan to concede a corner, the sixth of the game. No danger
43' A little argy-bargy mid pitch; Amier Kamal shoves Aboud Omar to the ground. Red card? No - he gets a yellow card
41'Malik Mohammed hands Kahata a hand off mid pitch - he goes does in pain mid pitch. Atudo goes for the free kick - sends a grass scorcher all the way to goal but Abdelrahman Ali gets it despite an initial spill
40'Sudan start from deep but Faris Abdalla, at the edge of the box, is cut out by the no nonsense Jockins Atudo
39'Kenya with a free kick from 30 yards. Lavatsa takes it but it turns out to be a sure conversion - the rugby type as it goes way up
38'Winger Faris Abdalla runs down the left wing but his cross for goal finds no one to tap it in
36' Aboud Omar clips the outstanding Eltahir Elhag, Sudan's sure defender. He is slapped with a yellow card - his third in the tournament
35' Crowd is ecstatic at Nyayo. Kenya leads 1-0
35' Goooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Despite being titly marked, Wanga get the ball and heads it in despite rolling off under the upright for Kenya's first goal
34' Corner whipped and many exchanges later, David Owino sends the ball to the box.
33'Wanga gets to the end of a pass from Opiyo, he squares a pass to the top of the box - for Miheso but an agile Eltahir clears for a corner
32'Ghost Mulee from the commentary box 'When you do not utilise your chance against a solid Sudan side you may get punished . ... '
30' Chance!! Aboud Omar whips in a cross from the left but Sudan's defense slice it out for a corner - Kenya's 4th. Miheso brings it in, Atudo has a header on it, Wanga goes for the kill .. . oh no, he misses - he was off side anyway
30'All even at Nyayo. Kenya - Sudan, 0-0
28'sudan with a free kick from 30 yards out. Nadir Eltayeb sends it straight for goal - and straight to Duncan Ochieng, 37, a man who has featured in CECAFA senior challenge Cup since 1999
27'Eltahir Elhag toys around the ball outside Kenya's 18. They neat 8 or so passes with ease as the Kenyan backs watch
25'Kahata with two attempts; to Lavatsa, then he gets it back , then to Wanga who races to the byline - but the ball goes out for a goal kick
24'Wanga concedes a free kick in mid pitch when he had his boots high on Sudan's holding midfielder Ismail Elsiddig
23'CECAFA fact; Sudan is in their first final since winning the title in 2007. Kenya was in the final in 2009 and 2012 - lost to Uganda in both occasions
22'Sudan fully settled in the game, restricts Kenya in midfield . .
22'Ismail Elsiddig with the ball in midfield, sends it forward but David Owino is at hand to clear
21'Sudan win set piece in the Kenyan half. Captain Hamoda Bashir takes it but its cleared
19'Ball possession in the last five minutes; Kenya 62% - Sudan 38%. Overall Kenya has 52%, Sudan 48%
18'Close!! Action in Sudan's end - Kahata tries to shoot to the top of the far post but it goes wide
17'Adel Amrouche, Kenya's Coach is up on his feet - his counterpart from Sudan - Mubarak Suliman, does the same too
16'Action shifts to the other end but Kenya clear, Situma dealing with the last ball
15' Corner cut out by Sudanese keeper Abdelrahman Ali for a second straight keeper - to no effect for Kenya
15' Chance!! Aboud Omar brings in a cross from the left and skipper Allan Wanga, with space in the box shoots timidly when it was clear to score. Kenya get a corner
14'According to analyst Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee, the last Coach to lift CECAFA for Kenyain 2002, both sides are employing a 4-2-3-1 formation
13' Atudo ad Sudan's Al Tahir in push and pull beore the corner is taken - they both get the referees warning. Kahata whips in the ocrner but Akumu's header sends the ball out for a goal kick
12'Anthony 'Teddy' Akumu engineers Kenya's first corner . .
11'Pace of the game has slowed down, each side still cautiously weighing the other . .
9'Fact; Last time Kenya met Sudan at Nyayo was during an LG Cup friendly on Sat 26 June 2011. Sudan shocked Kenya, coached by Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno, 2-1. Can they repeat the same?
8' David Owino cuts out Mohammed Sallah to concede a throw in - that later results to a corner, the first of the game. Opiyo clears it . .
6'Harambee Stars coolly start build up from the back . . .
4'Sallah goes up for a ball in the box but sturdy Jockins Atudo heads out the dange - which turns out to be a Kenya charge for Sudan's goal but the ball is cleared in the box
3'Clifford Miheso chases a long ball from midfield from Peter 'Pinches' Opiyo - but the ball goes out for a Sudan goal kick
2'Gor striker Edwin Lavatsa receives chip over from skipper Allan Wanga and sends a shot goal ward - it flies wide. !st attempt on goal for the Stars, 5-time CECAFA winners
1'Crowd at Nyayo is ecstatic - turn out is good
1'Game on from 6.30 pm from the Nyayo National Stadium after a one and a half hour delay. No rain, surface looks playable
PREA minute of silence in honor of the departed Nelson Mandela being observed
PREGame kicks off at 6.30pm.
PREKenya is making it's 3rd home final after 1979 (lost to Malawi 3-2) and 1983 (beat Zimbabwe 1-0). Kenya is hosting the tournament for the 6th time the other years being 1989, 1994 and 2009.
PREGame to kick off at 6.30 - probably. We await confirmation
PREGame won't kick off at 6pm as rescheduled - Sudan only just got in. Players warming up now . . . .
PRE5.54 Sudan make their way to the Stadium for a 6pm kick off - after being released from their Hotel room over unpaid bills
PRECECAFA Fact; From 34 appearances, Kenya has qualified for the final 13 times - and gone on to win 5 times (1975, 1981/2/3 and 2002). Sudan has been to the final 5 times from 19 editions. They have gone on to win it 3 times (1980, 2006, 2007)
PRECECAFA Fact; To be in the final, Sudan came from behind to beat Zambia 2-1. Kenya beat Rwanda 1-0 in the 2nd semi
PRECECAFA Fact; Only James Situma (was a 69' sub for Waruru) and Duncan Ochieng were in the squad that played Sudan then. Mulinge Ndeto who played then is a sub in today's game For Sudan, Nazar Hamid who played then against Kenya is the only survivor. He is however not in the list of 18 for the game
PRECECAFA Fact; Last time Kenya - Sudan met was on 3rd Dec 2011 during a Grp 'C' match in Tanzania. Sudan won the tie 1-0. Kenya was knocked out from the group stage as Sudan went on to make the semis. They emerged 3rd, their best showing since winning thee title in 2007.
PRECECAFA Fact; Kenya and Sudan have NEVER met in the CECAFA final in the previous 36 editions of the tournament.
PRE1. Abdelrahman Ali (keeper), 4. Hamoda Bashir (C), 8. Ismail Elsiddig, 6. Elrayah Ali Malik, 5. Malik Mohammed, 19. Amier Kamal, 11. Nadir Eltayeb, 10.Mohannad Tahir, 2. Eltahir Elhag, 3. Faris Abdalla, 12. Salah Ibrahim Substitutes: 16. Muner Elkhair (keeper), 20. Abdalla Elzubair (keeper), 18. Miaaz Abdelrahim, 9. Mohamed Abdelmonem, 17. Mugahid Faroug, 14. Idriss Suleiman, 7. Mohamed Abdelkarim, Not playing; 15. Ali Hussein, 13. Nazar Hamid Coach: Mubarak Suliman (Sudan)
PREMatch officials; Centre referee: Wiish Yabarow (Somalia), 1st assistant - Kinde Mussie (Ethiopia), 2nd assistant - Mark Ssonko (Uganda), 4th official - Waziri Sheha (Zanzibar), Match Comm - Abdigani Arab (Somalia)
PREHarambee Stars lineup; 18. Duncan Ochieng (GK), 15. David Owino, 2. James Situma, 3. Aboud Omar, 14. Jockins Atudo, 7. Peter Opiyo, 10. Francis Kahata, 4. Anthony Akumu, 13. Clifton Miheso, 11. Allan Wanga (Cpt) (6. Noah Wafula - 85), 20. Edwin Lavatsa Substitutes: 1. Jerim Onyango (GK), 19. Musa Mohamed, 17. Paul Muigai Kiongera, 8. Mulinge Ndetto, 5. David King’atua, 12. David Gateri, Not playing; 9. Jacob Keli, Wycliffe Kasaya
PRENote the game has been pushed back by an hour, from 1700hrs local time to 1800hrs. Reasons given; 'administrative complications' Relate; http://www.futaa.com/football/article/gotv-cecafa--kenya-sudan-final-kick-off-shifted

Explanation of symbols

 Second yellow
The number indicates the minute of the event.